I joined with a group of other bloggers this holiday season to do a very special blog hop for Christmas – a Fairy Merry Christmas. A blog hop is where you can go to a different blog every day and read a post from a new blogger on the central theme. Each of the bloggers in our hop will share their take on a Fairy Merry Christmas!
This is the second post in the series. I hope you’ll visit Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks for the first post in the series. Join Joy @ xoxoGrandma tomorrow for the next post and come back each day until Dec 11th for all the great posts in the Fairy Merry Christmas series. Be sure to check the bottom of this post for a full list!
My contribution to the Fairy Merry Christmas is a Fairy Merry Christmas Skirt. This is a no-sew skirt and so easy to make.
What you’ll need:
100 yards of white tulle and 21 yards of red tulle (I used rolls of 6″ wide wedding tulle from Walmart)
Spool of satin ribbon
Step one Measure the waist. Decide how long the tail should be and mark the beginning of the waistband of the skirt on the satin ribbon. Measure out the waist measure and mark the end of the waistband. Measure out the same amount of tail at this end. Cut it off at this measurement.
Step two Measure from the waist to where you want the skirt to hit. I found a cookie sheet was the correct size for the length of skirt I need to make the fairy skirt for my granddaughter. I wrapped the length of tulle around the cookie sheet.
Step three Cut the tulle at one end of the cookie sheet. This will now give you strips of tulle that when folded in half will be the right length for the skirt.
Step four Fold one piece of tulle in half and put it under the ribbon so that the fold is in the middle of the ribbon. It isn’t essential to have the ends of the tulle exactly even.
Step five Make a slipknot in the tulle around the ribbon – bring the ends of the tulle up over the ribbon and tuck them through the loop in the tulle. Pull the ends back to your left to tighten it around the elastic. You want it snug.
Step six Repeat step three and four. Use enough strips to cover the ribbon between ribbon. I tied on 4 whites and then a red strip.
Step seven To keep the strips from slipping tie a knot in the tail of the ribbon.
Optional step At the hemline you can leave the tulle with a blunt cut or take a little extra time to add a little more interest to the skirt. Fold each strip in half lengthwise and cut a diagonal.
Add leggings and a top of a similar color to the tulle and Ta Da your Fairy Merry Christmas Skirt is done!
Have a very Merry Christmas, everyone, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!
Fairy Merry Bloggers:
Nov 16: Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks
Nov 17: Maria @ Sew Travel Inspired
Nov 18: Joy @ xoxoGrandma
Nov 19: Joanita @ Creative Crochet Workshop
Nov 20: Alayna @ Alayna’s Creations
Nov 23: Laura @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Nov 24: Sarah @ Sarah Celebrates
Nov 25: Stella @ Purfylle
Nov 26: (Thanksgiving Break)
Nov 27: Beverly @ Across the Blvd
Nov 30: T’onna @ USS Crafty
Dec 1: Joanita @ Creative Crochet Workshop
Dec 2: Keri @ One Mama’s Daily Drama
Dec 3: Darlene @ Let it Shine
Dec 4: Donna @ Two Chicks and a Mom
Dec 7: YOU!!
Dec 8: Sarah @ Sarah Celebrates
Dec 9: Stella @ Purfylle
Dec 10: Pili @ Sweet Things
Dec 11: Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks