Hello everyone! :)
I need help in making a skirt like this tulle one

How do I make the cascading effect at the back? (eg. cut at an angle and gather?)
and how to keep the tulle poofy outwards? I tried cutting rectangles and gathering layers of tulle. The gathered part is poofy but the bottom part sort of become smaller/limp and gives a balloon effect instead. Should I cut circle skirt patter instead and gather?

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    Jul 4, 2013, 10.03 AMby katensew

    It looks to me as if the tulle is cut circular – as there do not appear to be gathers at the waist. It seems to be layers of different shades of " circles " with the outer edges of the circles cut at varying lengths(ie going up and down ) to expose the layer below. I cannot see an opening for the waist – so perhaps it is edge to edge. The whole is mounted on a satin waisband. Try this idea – measure your waist. Draw a circle of the same circumference. Take lengths of tulle on top of each other and place this circle in the centre.Cut round this and remove. Measure down from this circle the longest point that you require, then a bit further round measure the shortest you require and so forth – changing the length up and down at varying measurements all around the lower edges.Cut along this hem line. Separate the layers and shift them round on top of each other to get the desired affect. Baste all around the waistline, cut a slit down from the waist – to allow you to get the skirt on. Finish with a tie waistband allowing the slit to SLIGHTLY overlap. Gosh – I hope this works as it sounds OK in theory !

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