The next skirt in All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads and Raspberry Creek Fabrics delights and rewards the creator. When you make the Ellie skirt you will end up with a true tulle skirt. While you can add a tulle layer to many skirts (like we did yesterday) a true tulle skirt has layers and layers and layers of tulle and yards and yards and yards of fabric!
The Ellie skirt took me 4 hours to make, but just like is the case with all the Violette Field Threads skirts we’ve made so far, it was totally worth it. Besides many layers and yards of tulle, the Ellie skirt has an underlayer and waistband. It can be made in 7 sizes from 2T to 10.
Even though the Ellie skirt took quite a while to construct, I’ve never had an easier time working with tulle! The directions made this skirt simple to sew and it has a very professional finish. We love that there is no exposed tulle on the inside – perfect for a child with sensory issues. Who likes scratchy tulle against their skin anyway?
There are so many different colors of tulle available, you could make many different Ellie skirts. We settled on charcoal gray tulle because it seems perfect for the upcoming holiday season paired with black lace leggings and a bright red cardigan. I do want to make one note about the amount of tulle required to make the Ellie Skirt. On the pattern, 58″-60″ tulle is called for, but I was unable to find that width anywhere. So my recommendation is to figure your amount of yardage you will need based on the length of tulle skirt you want and the width of tulle you are able to purchase instead of the yardage recommended on the pattern.
Speaking of those black lace leggings, they are included in the Ellie skirt pattern. They use stretch lace (which also comes in so many different colors) and can be made in sizes 2T to 10 also. Here is a similar stretch lace to the one we used: Darling Lace Black Fabric (affiliate link) The leggings can also be made in Capri length or have ruffles on the bottom (or both!) While the Ellie skirt took quite a while to make, the leggings were fast and easy and required less than an hour to construct.
We encourage you to use the Ellie skirt pattern if you want a REAL tulle skirt!
For this photo shoot, Annie wanted to look like a real ballerina, so we looked up images of the 5 basic positions and she tried to mimic them.
Raspberry Creek Fabric doesn’t carry tulle or stretch lace, so this week’s fabric was sourced elsewhere. You can get 54” Wide Tulle Charcoal Fabric here. (affiliate link) But they do have so many other neat fabrics and are having a pre Thanksgiving sale right now, so be sure to click through and check them out. Next week we will have a skirt with fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.
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This skirt is available for purchase in our Etsy shop.