May 10, 2011

A Tutu Outfit

Check it out!! I was Toasted! Or more precisely, my pretty rosette bracelet was!! Go check out The Polka Dots on Parade and see more craftsy awesomeness on Wow Me Wednesdays!

For today I have a super cute tutu to show you!

I made this sweet little tutu as a gift for a 4 yo little girl to go with the Painted Pearl Shirt I shared yesterday! I think it came out SOOO cute and she loved it SOOO much!

The tutu's I make are the super fluffy double layer ones. I probably use more than tulle than most but I like my tutu's POOFY lol

I was going to attempt a tutu-orial on this but then I realized that I have no measurements and can't seem to think good (lol) so instead ... here are some links ;)

How to make a tutu
Quick and Easy Tulle Cutting

On this tutu, I actually ran out of hot pink tulle half way through (GASP!) and I bought the tulle in Tennessee when I live in California so the chances of finding the same shade were pretty slim. So I decided I would try a 2 color tutu! I had some white in my tulle stash and that went with the shirt so I was BACK IN BUSINESS.

To make the 2 color tutu I did hot pink on top and white on bottom instead of stripes. All you do is when you make the X out of the 2 pieces of tulle, keep one color on top and the other on the bottom. Easy Peasy :)

After I was finished, I decided to add a satin waist band. I took a 7/8" ribbon and wrapped it around the band between each piece of tulle. Then I took a 1.5" satin ribbon and added a pretty bow. It needed a little something more so I took some paper scrapbooking flowers and layered 2 together. I used a jeweled brad and stuck it through the bow to adhere it all together.

The outfit came out ADORABLE! I think it's one of my favorite that I've made so far! I also took a plain white headband from the dollar store and in the same way as the tutu bow, I layered 4 paper flowers and a cute brad and stuck it to the headband.

Making these outfits has become one of my FAVORITE handmade gifts. I made my girls' Halloween costumes last year too and they came out SO cute that they are planning out this year's costumes already!

Linking up to these awesome linky parties today, check em out!
What I Whipped Up Wednesday @ Sugar and Dots
Wow Me Wednesdays @ Polka Dots on Parade
Wicked Awesome Wednesdays @ Handy Man, Crafty Woman


Rebecca said...

The tutu is cute, love the layered colors. :) The flowers add the perfect touch.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

How pretty! Thanks for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday blog party.

Lyndsey said...

This is so adorable!!! I love the colors!!