Friday, December 8, 2006

Almost No sew Tutu...

DD is going to love this! I wish I had a picture right now to post! All I did was sew a piece of elastic to make a waist band (I overlapped the ends & sewed it so it was flat) & then using a slip knot I tied a bunch of pieces of tulle ribbon on to the band.

I know I said almost no sew... don't have the elastic or sewing machine, you can recycle the waist band off a pair of pants that are too short. I'd try to match color to the tulle, but it doesn't matter. Princess is only 3...

I added a few pieces of ribbon slip knoted as well. I used what I had so I had yellow ribbon (the satin kind you can find for $0.44 a roll.) I picked up the roll of tulle ribbon at Michael's the last time I was there. It is fantastic 5" roll of pink tulle! I cut some of the pieces in half length ways so some were 2 1/2" wide. So I alternated the wide strips with the narrow strips. You could use multiple colors for a striped effect....

I cut my pieces to 26" long, figured the skirt would be 12" long + enough to do the knot. I have seen these with more ribbon than I used, silk flowers, ballarina buttons sewn on to the tulle....

The possibilities are almost limitless here!

If you wanted it to tie on instead of pull on just use a long piece of ribbon (I'd go atleast 2x waist size+ a couple inches so the ties would hang down), tie the tulle on. I would knot the ribbon at the end of the tulle just so the slip knots don't slide off.

The bonus...I still have some of the tulle leftover. Maybe I'll make some bows for her hair!

1 Fantastic people left feedback!:

lovemonkye said...

Great! I am so glad you made this...please post photos when you get a chance!

andrea (lovemonkey!)