by sharonleekesner 21 Jun 2016

I don't remember if it was "Toogie" or someone else but I am looking for instructions on making little tutu skirts and sewing them on the bottom of T shirts for little girls. Hahahaha, silly, that last part. Like I was going to make one for me grammy right? Just need some help on how to do this. You tube wasn't helpful. Thank you for any help.


by toogie 27 Jun 2016

Hi, I'm sorry I didn't respond but I just saw your post.
I never attached tulle, but I did attach a fabric skirt, to a tee shirt for my grand. Gosh let me see if I can remember. I used fat quarters, because she was 2. I cut the length I needed PLUS the hem for bottom and seam allowance, for the top to gather to the tee. I used the full width of the FQ's. Sewed the FQ together, this will be your side seams-found center of each, front and back. Found center of tee, front and back. pinned skirt to tee, pulling gathering threads to match side seams and center marks. I stitched, most likely, with my serger but you can stitch with regular machine, just don't stretch the tee fabric, as you sew.
I think this is what I did. Cuties that sew, does this sound right?
You may be thinking of the little skirts dragonflyer made, but they aren't attached to a T-shirt. See the link below.

Barbaric by Barbaric 27 Jun 2016

yes it sounds good

joansatx by joansatx 28 Jun 2016

Yes. If you want a starting place, decide how much fullness of the tulle by choosing double, triple or more of the width of the T shirt. (For instance, lots of window curtains are twice the width of the window before gathering.)

sharonleekesner by sharonleekesner 28 Jun 2016

Thank you, I will be able to start now, just drew a blank for some reason and I've been sewing for years.

sharonleekesner by sharonleekesner 28 Jun 2016

Toogie, I so appreciate you answering me and yes it was a little T shirt dress I was thinking of. Thank you for including the link for the little tulle skirt, might try that too. Thanks again, my great grandbaby is 1 so I do have a little time to "fuss" with her clothes.

kathymourie by kathymourie 28 Jun 2016

This is the cutest dress for a little girl. I wish I was a little girl again.

by powagrl 21 Jun 2016

Google "t-shirt tutu dress tutorial". Lots of links will come up.

by crafter2243 Moderator 21 Jun 2016

I hope you get your answer.