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Tulle History – Fabric Series – Skirt FACTsination

tulle history

For this week’s Skirt Factsination post, we continue our series with Fabric: Tulle! Tulle is a lightweight, extremely fine netting that is made of various fibers. Tulle is most well known for being used in ballerina’s tutus. It is also used for petticoats, wedding dresses, and other things. It is used in veils because it obscures the features, but allows the wearer to see. Here is some tulle history for you!  Tulle originated in France, probably in a town named…wait for it…Tulle! Tulle is able to be starched easily, and creates a lacy, floating look when used in clothes. Several tulle petticoats under a skirt make a very puffy look. We found some tulle skirts on Pinterest, and chose four of our favorite.

tulle history1.  Your Not-So-Average Ballet Skirt

This is a tulle skirt that has rose petals sewn on it, and a cute pink bow on the waistband. The tulle of this skirt has a jagged edge, and the tulle itself is crumpled and wrinkled, all of which lends to the romance of a skirt that the star of a ‘Corp de Ballet’ would be proud to wear.

tulle history2.  The Tulle Maxi Skirt.

Another beautiful number, this skirt is not meant for the street. I think it would probably be a candidate for a wedding skirt! You know, as opposed to a wedding dress? 🙂 Again, I love the bow, and I think that there is a lot of potential here (Mentally pinning this on my wedding mind-board) 🙂

tulle history3. The Wide Tulle Skirt.

These last two skirts are a bit more streetstyle, and this is a typical tulle skirt. The width makes it something that not everyone can pull off, but the accessories on the model in the picture do a pretty good job of making it look almost office chic!

tulle history4. The Paris Tulle Skirt.

Yeah, I called it the Paris skirt because I can’t imagine wearing anything else in Paris! The skirt is adorable because only the outside layer is tulle, and it is thin enough for every day fashion. (Every day fashion in Paris, that is) I ADORE how the skirt is paired with a ruffled shirt, a olive coat, and burgundy flats in the picture.

Leave us a comment about tulle skirts, or some such tomfoolery.

Always be Exciting,


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Audrey, a mom of 9, sews and blogs at Skirt Fixation, your home for everything skirt related! There's lots of other sewing goodness too...after all can't leave the boys out of sewing adventures! She also designs and sells pattern through Project Run & Play.

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