Happy National Sewing Month!!!! Wooooohoooo… What a perfect day to start our sew along!! Also some good news- I will be contributing to the Fabric Mart Fabricista Blog!
For those of you who are paricipating in the FBTS Tulle Skirt Sew Along, I have published the supply list for the sew along. See all the details below or print your own copy HERE
DIY Tulle Skirt Supply list
Circle skirt pattern: I recommend getting one of the following:
Tulle: I suggest using tulle that is 54 inches wide. Tulle comes folded on bolts. Leave the tulle folded. This will give you a skirt that is 26.5 inches long from the waist band to the hemline, if you use a half inch seam allowance. As far as how many yards to purchase, I suggest the following: Waist 24 to 26: 6 yards, Waist 27 to 30: 8 yards. Waist 31 to 36: 10 yards, Waist 37 to 40: 12 yards. I love getting my tulle from Joann’s. It’s nice and soft and they have a good variety.
Satin: This will be used as the waist band and as the lining. Follow the directions on your pattern to determine how many yards you need. I usually use two yards of satin per skirt. I prefer to get the satin at Hobby Lobby as it is stable and inexpensive ($4.99 per yard before coupons!) Stay away from flimsy lightweight satins! Both Hancock and Joann’s have bridal satin as well! Always use coupons, because you can buy more fabric with the savings!
Invisible zipper: I suggest 7- 9 inch invisible zipper, unless you have hips that are much larger than your waist, in which case, you will want to opt for a longer zipper. When in doubt, go longer. Have questions? Ask!
Thread: All purpose matching thread
Interfacing: lightweight Fusible Apparel Interfacing: See you patern envelope for how much to buy
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I highly recommend that you use a gathered foot
and a concealed zipper foot for this project. These two make gathering tulle and inserting an invisible zipper a breeze.
I also recommend a Stitch in the ditch foot, but if you have a regular zipper foot, then you can use that instead, We will be using this on the very last day of the sew along, Sept 15
As far as the schedule is concerned, here is the general schedule. Based on how everyone is doing, I might extend it if need be!
Sept 1: Supply list published
Sept 8: Prep and cut pattern, gather tulle
Sept 10: Sewing up majority of the Skirt
Sept 15: Finishing techniques
Lastly, there is a facebook group set up for Q&A , so if you havent already joined, you can join HERE
I can’t wait to start sewing along side with you!! Let me know if you have any questions about getting started.