Once again, Lily is my guinea pig, but a pretty one. You won't believe how easy it is to make a tutu. There is no sewing required.
Start with a 6 inch roll of tulle. You could buy tulle by the yard, but I prefer the roll since it is already the width I need. No need to cut more if I don't have to! Cut a 50 inch long piece of tulle to tie all the other pieces onto (this main piece will be the one that ties around the waist). Tie knots about 1/4 of the way from each end to keep the other pieces from sliding off. Cut about 40 – 28 inch long pieces of tulle. For each 28 inch length of tulle, fold in half over top of the main piece. Send the two ends of the 28 inch length piece around the main piece and back through the loop. Pull it tight to create a knot about the main piece. Do this for the remaining 28 inch length pieces. To wear, just tie the remaining ends of the main piece in a bow around her waist.
Crazy easy right? I know it might seem like a lot of work, but it's really not.
These measurements ended up being too big for my one year old daughter. But she is tiny by average standards. Instead of using a 28 inch length, I would shorten the tutu to about 20 inches.
The Real Deal: It only cost me $2.00 to make this tutu.
Do you dress up your daughter to satisfy yourself? Or am I the only one?
Go and be pretty,