Friday, October 8, 2010

Costume Craft-Along: Cupcake Fairy Skirt

Step 1 complete: A Cupcake Fairy skirt with layers of puffy tulle and rick-rack icing trim. If you're new to sewing with tulle I have some advice - this is not the time to try it, go straight to Target and buy a pre-made tutu. I layered in a few tones of pink tulle and it took me quite some time to complete this skirt. But I'm crazy about the oversized rick-rack trim and "twirl" factor.
I started by making a simple circle skirt out of a satin lining fabric. I based the size according to the final length of the skirt and my daughter's waist measurements. I used a total of 8 yards of tulle in 3 different shades and gathered them in rows from the hem up to the waistband. I cut strips of the tulle then folded them in half lengthwise to create a softer edge and add more volume.
As you can see, the skirt gets a bit puffy. For the waistband, I made a casing for the elastic and sewed to to the top edge of the skirt, hiding all of the frayed edges and tulle madness. The satin skirt lining was finished using a basic rolled hem. The oversized rick-rack was sewn directly to the edge of the top layer of tulle.

Keep following along with me on this Costume Craft-Along.
Next steps include:
* Cupcake Fairy apron with cupcake appliqué
* Whisk wand
* Fairy wings & tiara made with silver cupcake papers

Hope you're having as much fun as I am!

1 comment :

Peter said...

This is awesome!! I love its color. Great idea. :)

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