Tutu Table Skirt

For my daughter’s first birthday I chose the theme “Ballerina Ball”. The post for the entire party is here:

Ballerina Birthday

I wanted to make a table skirt appropriate for a ballerina or tutu themed party and this is what I made:

Photo courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

I started by measuring the circumference of the table I wanted to skirt and then I bought enough tulle to double the measurement.  I bought enough ribbon to match the length.  I folded the tulle in half and on the folded top edge, I gathered and pinned the tulle to the ribbon.

The website I originally found the idea said they then just pinned both the tulle and the ribbon to the tablecloth without sewing.   But for me, it was a little tricky and it kept coming apart and falling off so I did decide to sew the tulle to the ribbon.  Then I pinned the ribbon to the tablecloth.

The website where I found the original idea was:

 Tulle Table Skirt

They give much more detailed and lovely instructions.