How do you make a skirt puffy?

So I'm making a dress for my senior project at school. It is both Victorian and Japanese inspired, with a steam-punk flair. The bottom is supposed to be really puffy, and the top is supposed to have the sleeves of a kimono. But I can't really figure out how to make the bottom of the dress stay all fluffy. Help?

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post
7 replies since 24th May 2013 • Last reply 11th October 2016

Usually really puffy dresses have an layered underskirt/tutu underneath them, to make them stick out. Happy

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

You can use tulle to make it puffy, you can get it in different thicknesses depending on how much you want it to stand out. You can basically make a tutu underskirt with the thick tulle. the more layers the more puffy it will be

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

yah I'd think lots of pleats or tulle

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

usually a tulle petticoat is worn or sewn into the skirt.
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/petticoat-2
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/worlds-simplest-petticoat
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/blog/2010/4/diy-petticoat

these are some good tutorials Happy

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Thank you all!

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Sewing some cord onto the hem will make it stick out or wear a fifties rope petticoat underneath ..which is what I wore when I was very young!

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post

Getting a tulle skirt to wear underneath it but I would recommend also to make a bubble skirt. Found this tutorial on here

https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/bubble-skirt

Edit Delete
Moderate: Hide this post


Reply