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Unread 10-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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How much tulle do I need?

I am making a petticoat for a wedding dress, and it has to be about this big
http://www.zarabridal.com/images/bri...resses_041.jpg

I'm ordering all of my tulle wholesale to save money, so I have to get the correct amount the first time, as there is a minumum quantity of 10 yards.. So how much do you think I need?
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Unread 10-05-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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You actually need a hoopskirt, a hoopskirt will be much better supporting something like this. You want to look for a Pannier style, which is based on a french style where the hips are wider.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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Probably 10-15 yards per layer, with at least 3 layers, over a 6+ hoop skirt.

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I think it looks wider on the sides just because shes sitting down, forcing the hoops forward.

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Unread 10-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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I made my own wedding dress, it had a tulle skirt. I used 40 yards of tulle. It was only half as puffy as the one you linked because I opted not to wear a hoop or petticoat. You need at least 30-40 yards and a hoop for that kind of volume.

Sewing tulle skirts like that is a SERIOUS P.I.T.A., clear the entire room of anything that can snag the tulle. Remove all cats, dogs and hairy people from the vicinity, vacuum and dust everything in the room before opening your tulle, tulle acts like a magnet for lint & hair. And purchase a steamer, it's the only way to un-wrinkle tulle.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks. I'll get 50 yards to be safe.
I plan on sewing it at work, where I have access to steamers, and industrial machines that have a gathering foot attachment, and lots of space O.O
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