For those of you who are game to try this, it's pretty easy. Just some basic sewing skills (you don't even need a sewing machine, just that it'll save time if you have one) and lots of imagination.
60" X 1.3 m length of tulle
1" riboon of length 82" (cut into 2 strips of 22" and 60")
knick knacks / confetti or pretty things etc
same coloured thread
1. Lay the whole length of tulle and fold twice lengthwise so that now it's 4 layers and the width is 15". 1 side is the folded edge (which will be the waist) while the other side has 1 folded edge and 2 raw edges.
|fold twice lengthwise|
|1 folded edge and 2 raw edges|
|Here the waist line is below and the side 0.5" is pinned down|
|sew 0.5" side seam down|
5. Use the biggest thread length on your sewing machine (or use gathering stitch) to sew the 1" waist length that you have earlier pinned. Be sure to leave a long thread at end of your tulle so that you will be able to pull the thread later to gather the waistline.
6. Take the centre of the tulle at waist length and mark with a pin. Then take the 22" ribbon and find it's centre and pin it to the centre of the tulle. I've use 22" as D1's waist is 22" so you can adjust it accordingly. After you have pin it down, flip the tulle over so that the ribbon now is below the tulle.
|flip the tulle over so the ribbon lies below the tulle|
|pull thread at end to form nice gathers at waistline|
|Wrap end of ribbon to tulle after you have gather the stitch|
|View of tulle with all the pins and gathers|
|front of tulle with 60" ribbon pin nicely on waist|
|see back of tulle with ribbon edge folded nicely in the 2nd ribbon|
|Start from short end first|