I realize that some of you are enjoying spring/summer weather right now (which means you could skip over to Color Your Summer posts ;)) and some of you have rainy, gray winters...not winter white ones.
So, today's project is a mommy and me set of gray day tulle skirts.
I used tutorials and inspiration from these talented ladies for my skirt:
Cotton & Curls
Sew Much Ado
and for Natalie's skirt...
For Natalie's skirt, I cut four layers of gray tulle in circle skirt fashion as well as a lining piece. I then sewed on some 5/8 inch glitter elastic for the waistband. I bought mine here.
The glitter elastic is not as strong as regular elastic so I probably should have brought in the waistband a little more. It ended up being a little big on Natalie, but instead of fixing it, I think it will be fun for her to grow into.
I was the most worried about my skirt. Would I even wear a tulle skirt outside the house? I am still not sure if I have the courage, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved wearing it for the photo shoot.
It made me feel like a sophisticated five year old which is tons of fun. :)
I ended up combining Cotton & Curls and Sew Much Ado's tutorials. I cut three circle skirts, which I later took some fullness out of, and two layers of just a straight gathered skirt. I also made the lining a slim gathered skirt made out of lightweight nylon.
I finished it off with a two inch wide elastic waistband which I dyed gray. I used about two teaspoons? of black powdered RIT dye for maybe 2 quarts of water and boiled it on the stove.
What do you think? Yellow belt or white belt?
Either way, I like how the belts bring maturity to the skirt. I don't think I would wear this skirt without one.
Kojodesigns for this super cute baby mobile!