Today for Winter Whites, I’m changing things up a little bit.
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:
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.
Oh, and have I told you I absolutely love this girl?
Be sure to stop by Kojodesigns for this super cute baby mobile!
EDITED TO ADD: I just wanted to update you guys on how to wash these skirts. You can hand wash them and drip dry. I ran them through the washing machine and then drip dried them. They get really fluffy and wrinkly. If this bothers you, you can switch your iron to the polyester setting and iron most of the wrinkles out. It will never lay as flat as before washing, but will help considerably. Just be sure to use a test swatch from your scraps before taking a iron to your hard work! :)