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Subject: I'm starting to get requests from clients for "Tutu" skirts like Elevation's. I haven't seen these up close. I do know they make small pleats in the tulle. Does anyone know any specifics? How many layers of tulle do they use? What grade of tulle? Also, is it attached to the skirt base in the same manner that one would attach a "skater" style skirt, or your basic gathered or pleated skirt?


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Lots of dressmakers havew been making tutu skirts for a while. Perhaps the best solution would be to go to a feis and look for yourself? (NT)And enjoy the dancing too!Thursday, April 10, 01:45:29pm

Yes, you should use the same base as the skater skirts. The tulle needs to be the "crisp" kind or tutu net. The soft kind will float too much. I like 4 layers and a satin ruffle underneath. gather all four layers together with extra length and then cut after constructed. Pressing should give crisp gathers when cool. (NT)made someThursday, April 10, 06:15:17pm

I don't like the dress net as it's to stiff. I like the bridal tulle. Comes in 3mtrs wide so can work out not to bad in cost. I use about x3 double layers on a normal base and a frill. (NT)DMSunday, April 13, 05:09:00pm

There are so many different types of net and tulle. You really need to search for one of the right stiffness (not stiff, but not flimsy either) and which isn't going to tear easily either. I find skirts look much better if each layer is added separately, rather than gathering all the layers together. (NT)Well worth the extra effort.Sunday, April 13, 05:17:28pm

working on updating a skirt. I've added the tulle pretty much as explained here, but am having some difficulty with the skirt fabric. (Just trying to give shape to a too soft skirt, not replacing the skirt) The skirt measures 2 1/5 times the bodice. It just seems like too many gathers. Is this a good ratio or do I need to eliinate some of this fabric? (NT)a dmFriday, April 18, 06:06:51pm

I looked at a dress this weekend and it had a layer of satin and a standard dress frame. Then had three layers of triple tulle that was pleated individually. (NT).Sunday, August 31, 10:57:43pm


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