I posted a few weeks ago about the tulle skirt (or princess tutu, whichever you prefer to call it) and that every girl should own one. I wore that skirt, I loved that skirt, and then that skirt threw up all over my house. I had it hanging from one door after another, and The Mr was starting to tangle with it daily (so was I.) There wasn’t a good place to hang that beast (but oh how I loved it!) and I was at a loss as to how to store my tulle skirt; it was taking up too much space (and stealing lettuce from salad plates.)
In the midst of my perfect tulle skirt searching, Cotton and Curls posted a picture on Instagram of a tulle skirt she had DIY’d, and had asked her readers how best to de-wrinkle a mass of tulle (she had stashed it in the deep, dark corners of her closet.) Yeah, good luck I thought. The most helpful advice anyone could give was to let it hang for a few days (or even the steamy shower trick.) Just so you know (for those of you who didn’t take textile courses in college,) tulle is essentially a plastic – a man-made, chemically thread all nicely heated into that tulle pattern we all know and love. While I doubt any of you have actually tried to iron plastic, you must have figured out by now that all it does is melt it into a slightly less fun pattern and will likely become a permanent part of both your iron and your ironing board. So whatever you do, don’t iron your tulle (put a tutu condom* on it instead – haha!) AND FOR GOODNESS SAKE DON’T LET IT GET WRINKLED.
Take an old pair of panty-hose or tights, cut off one leg and the toe piece and bam: tutu holder.
Here’s a quick ten-second video documenting me, turning a pair of old tights into the perfect
tutu condom tulle skirt storage holder thingy-ma-jig.
How to store your tulle skirt:
Also, feel free to hang it from a hanger and tie a pretty little bow on it. Because, why not?
*You know when you have a brilliant idea, but when you go to photograph it ends up looking like a condom and just a wee bit phallic-y? Yeah, it’s the first time it’s happened to me as well. And hopefully the last. Either way, my big beautiful tulle skirt is now tucked safely away.