Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No Sew Tu-Tu

Dress-up clothes are always a hit in our house, handmade or store bought. I finally made my daughter the tu-tu she has been asking for since she started taking ballet almost two years ago. I have to admit it was much easier than I thought it would be to make and definitely cheaper than the boutique ones I've seen.

It would have been easier to just buy the rolls of tulle, but they didn't have them in vibrant colors. The selection of tulle by the bolt is HUGE so I let her pick 6 different colors and we got a yard of each. Buying it this way makes the project more time-consuming, but it's totally worth it. Decide how long you want the tutu to be and multiple by 2, that number will be your length. I cut mine in to 6" (width) by 24" (length) strips and then tied them on to the elastic. Six yards makes a very full tu-tu, perfect for a little fairy.

To finish it off I wrapped a ribbon around the ties on the elastic. She has worn it everyday since I made it and even asked to sleep in it the other day. I call that success!!!

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Lisa said...


Replying to your question on the a-line dress and jon jon patterns ...

I got both patterns in this book:

http://store.marthapullen.com/?page=sho ... ce85f5296a


Lisa said...

Sorry ... trying that again!


Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

THANK YOU Lisa!!! You rock :)

jellybean02 said...

That tutu is adorable, I need to make one for my little girl now!

Julie said...

What a cute tu tu I have been meaning to make my daughter one. Hopefully i get around to it soon:)

Little Lexi said...

I have made two of these. How did you wrap the ribbon around? Could you possibly post a close up? My daughter thinks that hers is "ouchie ouchie" So maybe that would help.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Little Lexi: I just tried to explain how I didn't it but it wasn't making a lot of sense. I will post a full tutorial with pictures next week once I'm done with the birthday craziness. Thanks for visiting!