I’ve been seeing these fairy/tatter skirts pop up all over the place when searching for clothing for hooping. After studying a few different styles, and tried to see if I could replicate what I’ve seen. I schlepped my sewing machine downstairs to the kitchen table and got to work.
I bought some remnant fabric, cotton butterflies and red polyester, and cut a big strip for the waist, and two shorter strips for ties. With the left overs I cut random sizes and shapes that mostly end in points. I layered them on long strip, and machine sewed the pieces on to it. I think it turned out ok for a first attempt.
I do have some adjustments to do for the next one I make, such as making the top band skinnier. I had Sam take these photos, mostly so I could twirl for you.
And THAT is the effect I’m going for.
This idea opens up a lot of upcycling possibilities. I may have to do more experimenting since my sewing machine is still out where i can use it.