As a long-time devotee of the New York Times style section, my favorite stalker seasons are fashion weeks which fall in February and September each year. The Times always does the best job covering all the fun, onstage and off (their after-party slide shows give me life) and maybe a year or so ago, they started sprinkling in behind-the-scenes videos and interviews of busy studio interiors and the minds at work inside them.
I, of course, am obsessed with any studio view that shows garment construction or pattern making so it was extra cute to flip though photos of the making of Mary Katrantzou's elaborate tulle-laden floor-length skirts, dripping in richly embroidered American cowboy motifs. Click here to see her process, from initial inspiration to runway.
Here is a good link to diy your own tulle skirt from the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess, whose diys are the shit. They're super fun to make and last I checked, Fabric Depot had tons of tulle colors to choose from. If I made one, I would just omit the lining...
And here is another adorably fast and easy way to whip up your ballerina dream. Plus, anyone who references the opening credits of Sex And The City in her diy video is the bomb and we should be friends.
Go make a Spring-worthy tulle skirt! Go!