Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Its Tutu time

My daughters wanted to make some tutu's for a photo shoot. I am not sure where or when they want to do it. But today we made one of them to make sure it worked. I did these when my girls wanted to play dress up, but I sewed them on body suits. This one was way easier, but I think it probably took more time.
Here is how they are done.
1st gather your materials. We used 6 yrds, which is 8+ meters of tulle. Remember this is for an adult not a toddler. We used ribbon as the waist band but you could use elastic. Scissors and a ruler or measuring tape.
Decide how long you want the tutu to be and then double it and then add 2" for the knot. Next we cut the tulle in 24" strips as it was easier to move it around.Next we rolled up up and cut it at 4" strips. We rolled it just for easier cutting. I like easier.Next you measure your daughters waist and add enough to tie a bow. Knot each end where the ribbon meets around her waist. If you are using elastic take off 2". Then here is the L O N G part. You have to tie each strip to the ribbon. You can either tie it, or what I did was loop it. Take your strip of tulle, half it, then at the half way mark take the ends of the tulle and pull them through the opening (your ribbon will be in between this) pull gently until it is tight around the ribbon.Here it is all done. It took about 2 hours to complete. If you look closely you can see where the knots are on the ribbon.


And here it is on my model.

Ashley wanted white, Heather wants black and Kristy wants purple and white. We only did the one tonight. I think I will get the girls to do the knotting on the next ones. Cute eh?

Besides making this I took my dad to get his blood work done. He wasn't feeling very well so I brought him back home, picked up Ashley and her and I went and got his groceries. Then brought them back to his apartment, and unpacked them for him.

My SIL has done my dad's income tax for the last 3 yrs. She refuses to take any money for it. So my dad makes me take her out for lunch. So tomorrow Sharon and I are going to Montana's for lunch and 4 cheese spinach dip and I get Chicken Alfredo. I think it would have been cheaper for dad to pay her LOL. But this way I get lunch too. Yummy.

I think I am getting another cold sore under my nose. Hate those things. Gross.

So what did you do today to make you feel proud?

Tracy

17 comments:

  1. I talked my sister in to going to Archiver's. She needed to buy some Bo Bunny paper. I didn't know what I needed but I hoped I'd know it when I saw it. Didn't happen :( But...I started working on my altered paint can. I'm very excited about it.

    You and your family sound like a lot of fun. Hope your dad feels better.

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  2. Fabulous Tutu's Tracy...I'm rubbish when it comes to sewing!
    Hugs
    Debbie x

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  3. Cute! I wish I knew how to sew and make cute dresses and things!

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  4. PS This is a no sew project. You just cut and tie. So easy.

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  5. These are so cute! I want to make one so badly and I know can totally do this! I just know that my husband will mock me endlessly! LOL!

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  6. super cute tutus!! and I hear ya on cold sores...must be the weather! ggrrr ... really dislike

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  7. LOVE THE TUTU!!!

    I am proud that I survived personal training last night and that I'm motivated to run today.

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  8. Very cute..makes me want one too! ;)

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  9. Adorable tutu! If I didn't have such fat logs for legs, I'd want one too! HA!!

    I'm baaaack!!! Missed you.

    xoxox

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  10. Do you think it would cause weird stares if I wore a tutu to work (in a jail)? Or do you think it would just blend in with the other weirdness?

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  11. Tracy, you're so talented! I absolutely love this! I have a little 4 year old cousin named Etta Bea that just started taking ballet. I am going to totally make a little tu-tu for her! Brilliant!

    That meal sounds amazing.Hope your lunch was fabulous!

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  12. Fab tutu's, great way of doing it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  13. cute tutu... Hope your dad is feeling better.

    Hugs
    Elisa K

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  14. Thanks for the tutorial! I guess I would say I'm proud of the fact that I made a card in 10 minutes today and actually like the card. :)

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  15. What a cool Mom! Those tutus are great!!!

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  16. I went running, does that count? :) Thanks for visiting my blog and I gots to say, i wish have this much talent to sew and make your own tutu!!!! Tutu amazing! :)

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