Halloween this year was mostly celebrated in the office for me. We had a costume competition and there were trophies at stake!
I went as a fairy since I already had some wings that I bought years ago. What I needed was a fairy tulle skirt so I decided to make my own. There are plenty of tutorials out there on Pinterest for this and I skimmed them to get a basic idea of what I needed to do before I started.
I bought 3 metres of tulle, 1 metre of black, 1 metre of purple and 1 metre of red from Ebay (which cost me less than £5) I already had some elastic but I wish I’d used black elastic rather than white so consider this if you’re using dark coloured tulle.
I was pleased with my final result!
If you’d like to make this skirt you will need:
- Needle and thread (or a sewing machine)
- Elastic (black would look better)
- 1 metre of tulle in each colour you want to use (up to 3 metres) – I used Purple, Red and Black
N.b.If you are a size 8-12 you will probably only need 2 metres so divide your colours accordingly), I’m a size 16 and used 3 metres to make the skirt with a couple of inches left over from each colour.
First measure your elastic to your waist size minus a couple of inches. Sew your elastic together using a needle and thread or a sewing machine. A sewing machine it better since you can use a zigzag stitch to avoid it just snapping. If you are using a needle and thread try to imitate a zig zag stitch as shown below:
Fold your tulle in half and cut into 4 inch strips. Repeat for all colours.
Place your elastic on something easy to work from, I used the ironing board:
Attach your tulle to your elastic by using the fold you already created to cut the tulle to create a loop, tuck this loop behind the elastic, bring it over the elastic and pull the remaining tulle through the loop:
Keep doing this until you run out of tulle or the elastic is full. I started with red tulle and then added in purple and black until I had a full skirt:
I paired my skirt with this top from H&M but any lacy top would work:
Added my amazing wings:
And painted my face silver and purple:
What did you dress as for Halloween?