20 December 2011

Pin it. Do it. Week 7


I've been eyeing this cutie for a while, and Christmas was the perfect excuse to make one for my friend's daughter.

I used tulle but have plans to make one out of scrap fabric as another gift.

 I could not fine tulle ribbon here, so I bought 1.5 meters of purple and 1.5 meters of white tulle.  This gave me enough for 2 tutus with a little left over. I spent about 20 bucks total, with the elastic.

The summary version (cliff notes for any GenXers out there) is that you cut a length of ribbon or elastic, and then sew, pin, or tie into a loop.

Cut lengths of tulle double the length you want your skirt and fold in half.  Lay the folded end on top of the elastic; take the other ends, loop under the elastic and through the loop formed by the folded end of tulle.

For a more detailed visual tutorial, click on a link above.

My version turned out very full, so you could easily make this project for under ten bucks, especially if you already have elastic at home (or for free if you use fabric scraps).

Even though I had to cut my own strips of tulle, I still completed this project in under half an hour.

I tied a few red ribbons around because I thought it gave a nice touch. 

I liked it so much I made one for my daughter as well.

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  1. Great tutorial! It turned out so cute!

  2. Love the skirt - I have some tulle. I will be making my daughter one this weekend. All the pictures are helpful. thanks

  3. You did a great job. I made a no sew tutu for my daughter's 2nd birthday for her high chair. If you get a chance stop by and check it out www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2011/12/rileys-2nd-birthday.html I'm your newest follower. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Just a quick THANK YOU for linking up last week with Thrifty Thursday, and I hope to see you again this week! I've been wanting to make one of these! You are giving me inspiration! ;)