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How to make a tutu skirt

Added Sep 22, 2008

by kiraph

Gloucester, Aust...




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This is how I make and attatch a net skirt to a lycra leotard base or on a pre-made band.

I am assuming that you already have your base to sew on the net.

If you are working with a leotard base, I very strongly recommend that you cut the crotch seam open for easier stitching.

Due to the colour fabric I used for my base leotard, I had to use alternating colours of net. You don’t need to do this.

This is not too hard to make, just fiddly.

Material Notes

Nylon net (tulle), thread.




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    Aug 28, 2009, 01.38 PMby kiraph

    It is a shame that all the comments from the previous website didn’t get transferred because I think someone may have asked this already :) General ‘rule of thumb’ is that when the dancer has their arms in demi seconde the skirt should come out as wide as the wrists or fingertips. The girl in the tutu pictured has one of her arms in demi seconde, if you are not sure what that position of the arms is.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 04.56 AMby lizreese

    How do you know how wide to make it?

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