Making a crinoline skirt doesn’t have to be intimidating or hard! Here’s a simple version you can make in an hour or less!
A Simple Skirt Tutorial
My daughter saw a TV show with a girl her age wearing a cute puffy skirt and asked me to get her one for her birthday. (What little girl doesn’t want a frilly hoop skirt to spin and dance in?)
Lucky for her, I found a fabric skirt on clearance and was able to add some frills to it for just pennies! It was an easy project that got the approval of my 6-year-old who twirled and pranced around in this for hours!
What is a Crinoline?
Pronounced Krin-el-in, a crinoline is a stiff structured petticoat that holds out a woman’s skirt. It was popular at various times in women’s fashion since the mid-19th century.
How to Make A Crinoline Skirt
- cotton skirt
- fabric measuring tape
- straight pins
- tulle – I used 2 strips that were about 4 inches wide and twice as long as the circumference of my daughter’s skirt
- needle + thread
- sewing machine
Step One – Sew the two pieces of tulle together using a wide stitch on your sewing machine.
Step Two – Pull one end of the thread to ruffle the pieces of tulle.
Step Three – Pin the ruffled tulle to the bottom of your skirt.
Step Four – Sew a straight stitch to attach the ruffle to the skirt, pulling the straight pins out as you finish.
… and that’s it!
A fun, twirly crinoline skirt your daughter will LOVE!
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