The next skirt in for All The Skirts: Violette Field Threads & Raspberry Creek Fabrics is the Estelle Skirt. This skirt is an A-line Tulle skirt which is an important little detail. A full, fluffy tulle skirt like the Ellie Skirt we made looks so cute and tutu like on a little girl, but unless a woman is trying to make her hips look wider than they are, a fluffy tulle skirt is not the direction to go.
The Estelle Skirt come in 6 sizes from 2 to 12. Because of the way you cut the tulle, it only requires 5 yards of tulle, which is pretty minimal for a tulle skirt. The recommended width for the tulle is 58-60”, and again I was unable to find anything wider than 54”, but it didn’t matter on the women’s Estelle Skirt because the width of the fabric ends up the width of the skirt, so a few less inches just make it a tiny bit less full.
As I said after I made the Ellie Skirt, sewing a tulle skirt is a labor of love! But if you’re going to go to the trouble of working with tulle, you really should use a pattern that you will love the results when you are finished. It seems like inserting a zipper, gathering tulle, and a fitted waistband should be a recipe for a headache, but because of the complete and thorough instructions included in the Estelle Skirt, it all turns out fantastic.
Are you ready to play along with this edition of All The Skirts? Just join those who have already linked up. And be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway too.