Hey everyone! I’m Stephanie, guest posting on the blog today to show you how to turn the Tulip Dress, one of my favorite Ellie and Mac patterns, into a flirty little tulip skirt!
Take your Tulip Dress pieces and find where it starts to curve out for the hips. In the photo below it is the area marked by the seam gauge. The higher or lower you go determines the rise of your skirt and is totally up to you! I like mine to go up to my belly button.
After you fold or cut your pattern piece, cut your 3 pieces as if you were making the dress, with 2 front pieces and 1 back piece. Transfer the appropriate markings for gathering. You will also need a waistband piece, I did my waist measurement minus 3 inches width by 4.5 inches length.
Sew your skirt up as you would the dress per the tutorial. Then find the quarter points of the top of the skirt.
Take your waistband piece and press in half lengthwise. Unfold and fold waistband so short ends are right sides together. Pin/Clip and sew in place.
Turn waistband right side out and find quarter points.
Pin/Clip to the top of the skirt and sew.
Flip the waistband up and press the seam allowance down and there you go! A fun little skirt you can throw on a tank or a cute tee with, or layer with tights and a slouchy sweater or duster this upcoming fall....I know we are ALL dreaming of fall fashion, right? I hope you enjoyed this easy-peasy little hack. I can't wait to see how you wear your tulip skirt!