First measure your child's waist. Once you have that, measure out the inches you need for the skirt on the ribbon you will be using to attach the tulle. I use a wider ribbon for this part. You will want to leave enough extra ribbon on both sides so you can tie a bow in the back to fit your child.
Here's my piece of ribbon I'm going to be using as the "waist" for the skirt. You can see the black lines I made. That tells me where to put the tulle so it will go all the way around her waist. I will fill in everything between the black lines with tulle and ribbon and the extra will be used for the bow.
Next you want to cut your strips of tulle.I have another blog post up on how to cut your strips of tulle quickly using only 1 cut. . Please check it out. It saves so much time!!
Once you have your strips of tulle cut out, start tying them around the ribbon. I just use a standard knot. I used green as my base color.
Continue until you have filled the ribbon up.
Then I added some fun pops of color in purple and hot pink.
Now you could say your finished after that step but I like to add something a little extra. I love the look of ribbon and tulle together so I wanted to add some ribbon to the skirt and give it some dimension. I cut the ribbon the same way as I cut the tulle! Wrap it around cardboard, cut one time across.
And here's the finished skirt with the ribbon
So fun and girly!
And here's a pic of Jada modeling it after I finished. Fresh from her nap bed head hair and all :)