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Old 04-27-2011, 09:48
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Default Re: How to make a "lined" tutu dress?

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Adding lining to anything is a step up from beginning sewing (imo). I've been sewing since I was 9 years old and lining wasn't something I learned immediately. Best advice? Go to a fabric store and purchase a pattern.
I would be sewing a dress with a tulle overlay.

Disclaimer: I've never made a tutu (tied or otherwise), so maybe there's a technique of which I am unaware, but I agree with Maxine -- you may be moving into more advanced sewing here.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:28
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Default Re: How to make a "lined" tutu dress?

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My suggestion would be to use the tulle you purchase off the bolt, plus some type of liner fabric (china silk, etc.) Cut 2 times your chest measurement by whatever length you need. I'd probably do 3-4 layers of tulle. Hem the bottom of the lining then sew all the short sides together. For the top, just make a casing and thread your elastic then sew it all shut. You could add straps too.
I asked my sister (who sews all her clothes and my nieces clothes) and she suggested the same thing. I think I will give that a try. Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:33
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Default Re: How to make a "lined" tutu dress?

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I'm curious... why would you need to line it?
I only make tutu dresses for my dd and my nieces. My dd complains sometimes that it is a little itchy at the top. I make her wear a half slip when she wears her dresses, but sometimes the slip will slide down some and then the tulle is up against her skin again. I was trying to find a way to make it more comfortable for her. (:
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