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Old 03-21-2012, 02:29
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Default Re: Help with a tutu style prom dress

Originally Posted by blk_duchess04 View Post
I am fairly new to sewing, but follow instructions well. I am making my sisters prom dress and am very nervous about the bottom of the dress. I want it to be very fluffy, plus I have to incorporate 3 tulle colors into the bottom. I am thinking something like this, except she doesn't want finished edges. How can I sew the skirt part to be ruffly and full like this one?

That's not tulle in the photo, it's organza from what I can see. You are going to get a completely different skirt depending on what fabric you use. Vera Wangs "White" collection gives a grea example of how to achieve the wave effect. If you are near a David's Bridal, venture in and ask to see the collection then check out the stitching under the skirt.

You'll have to sew it in waves slightly to achieve this -or- use a gathered box pleat on the under layers.

I hope that helps!
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