Sheer Fabrics in Spring Fashion

Chiffon evening wrap

Tulle is fun all year around, and it is great for spring fashion updates. Tulle, organza, chiffon, georgette and other sheer fabrics can be used for lightweight wraps for evening and bridal wear. These delightfully delicate-looking sheer materials can also be used as head scarves and head bands. Organza, chiffon and georgette scarves and head bands can be finished with an overlock stitch.

Crushed organza makes gorgeous wraps, headbands, and scarves.

Tulle and organza hairbows are easy to make for the little princesses in your life.  Simply cut tulle the desired length and tie it in a bow which can be attached to a barrette. Tulle doesn’t ravel, so no need to worry about finishing the edges.  You can use the same method for organza, but finish the edges with an overlock stitch.

Add a tulle petticoat underneath last year’s dress for an inexpensive new look that has a touch of nostalgia reminiscent of the fabulous 1950s and early 1960s.  If you want to flare the skirt of dress out, you can use tulle for the entire slip. Gather the tulle on an elastic waist band. Again, there is no need to edge finish it or hem it.   For comfort you will probably want to wear a nylon, tricot, or cotton slip next to your skin, underneath the netting petticoat.

Crystal organza features a lovely sheen.

If you just want the look of tulle peeking out from underneath the skirt, you can make a batiste or nylon slip and then attach a tulle ruffle.  You can also simply make a tulle ruffle and attach it to the skirt on the underside.

Sheer fabrics are so fun and feminine.  Don’t be afraid to experiment with them and find the looks you like.