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!
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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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Trudy Callan says
It's just lovely, Disney.
The Tucker Family says
LOVE your blog! Added it to my "favorites".
Disney! What a beautiful skirt! I love it:). Thanks for sharing with us all! And what a cute blog this is!
great skirt, love the little peeking out fabric detail
[email protected] says
Great job Disney. You are just tooo talented!
cute, cute, cute!!!! I am in love with this skirt…thanks for sharing how to make it Disney! 🙂
Maria Isabel says
This is so great! Thank you for the tutorial!
Project K says
you've done it again Disney! Was that an old pillowcase you used!? it looks great! And thanks for directing me over to this great new blog to follow!
Becca @ Blue Cricket Design says
Love you Disney!!! Such a sweet skirt!
Love her site…I just found it yesterday. What great timing!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this skirt!! I love that tulle peeking out from the bottom!!
I linked to your tutorial at Craft Gossip Sewing:
Another great one Disney and thanks for the link to an exciting new blog…can't wait to explore Stephanie! A perfect idea to add some length to a skirt that is getting to short, but still fits in the waist!
So gorgeous! I love it! I have to learn how to do this, haha.
Rachel Harwood says
That is absolutely adorable!!! I love it!
tatie nanie says
très jolie, belle idée, merci beaucoup