September 24, 2012

Lovely Ladybug Tutu Costume

So last Halloween Lil Miss wanted to be a lady bug and since I knew I could totally make a tutu to go with it I was on board with her decision :)

Using my Tutu Tutorial I first made a basic red tutu with a white satin waist band and black satin bow.  Then I cut out a WHOLE STINKIN LOT of black felt circles.  I basically just made a staggered pattern (1, then 2, then 1, then 2) as you can see and it seemed to give it just the right amount of spots.

I was afraid it would be too busy, but I think this was just the perfect number.  Then I hand stitched them onto the tulle.  Just a simple stitch in the middle of the circle to secure it.  I didn't get to fancy, I didn't even worry about the circles being perfect, since it's pretty much just for a day or two and then it goes in the dress up box ;)

 I got the wings, headband, and sleeves at Joanns when they were 40% off, and made the shirt from a Dollar Store shirt using Freezer Paper Stenciling!  I added some black leggings since it was chilly last year, and some simple black ballet flats she already had.  COSTUME DONE!

I could not have been more happy with the results :) She was just ADORABLE and I think the costume probably cost me $15 total! 

 My sweet little Love Bug :)

Boy, did she love that tutu :) She just twirled and twirled and twirled!

This is one of my favorite pictures ever I think!
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Liz said...

That's really adorable! Liz said...

I just saw this at A Bowl Full of Lemons, and I love it! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on today (or any time Fri-Wed) and link up!

What an adorable costume (and girl)!

Rasmussen Family said...

turned out cute. I love tutu costumes

Carrie said...

Saw this on Sugar Bee Crafts today and had to pin it! I love making tutus for my daughter. Cute background used to be that same one! Following you now :).

So Very Domestic said...

OH MY GOODNESS. So so so sweet. I love it!

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you! How cute is this? I love it and I know my daughter is going to flip when she sees it:). Thanks so much for sharing.


Heather Denise said...

I need to learn to be crafty:( Lol or move to California so you can be crafty for me!:D:D

Kilee Nickels said...

I love the polka dot tutu! What a cute way to do a ladybug!

I'd love for you to link up to WKWW-What Kids Wore Wednesday Link Party this week at ONE little MOMMA!


Anonymous said...


Unknown said...

What an adorable costume! My little girl was a ladybug last year! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday party and promote your awesome blog!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

So clever! Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
The Chicken Chick