Can i add tulle to a dress that has none? PLEASE GIVE PICTURES

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

alyssalamb :  what is your goal in adding tulle? just to make your skirt wider? you’re not going to get the look of a ballgown from an a-line dress…the fact is, there isn’t enough fabric in the hip area of your skirt to add very much volume – a ballgown or any full dress has a *ton* more fabric. you can add tulle to fluff out your dress a bit, but depending on just how loose/how much fabric is in your hip area, it might look weird. the number 1 rule of dress shopping is to get the silhoutette you want. as for cost, you’ll have to ask your seamstress.

Post # 4
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1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

alyssalamb :  you’re not going to get that look by adding underlayers of tulle to your dress – that waistline still has a very gathered skirt with a lot more fabric that yours. the only option you have to get that look is to add an *overskirt* to your dress. and you wouldn’t make such an overskirt out of tulle – it would be made from chiffon, organza, or linen (which is the fabric used in the inspo pic). an overskirt can certainly be created…but honestly, it’s not inexpensive. it’ basically making an entirely new bottom half of your dress.

Post # 9
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1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

alyssalamb :  The second one I linked is $260. What is your budget for something like this?

Post # 10
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1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

alyssalamb :  no idea. Totally depends on your fabric and your seamstress. But remember, it’s basically making half a dress.

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