Monday, September 22, 2008

Tutu Easy!

Recently, I read a post on MomDot about making your own tutus. Then Prasti sent me an email with instructions. So yesterday, I tried it out.

It was easy and I think they turned out really cute! The only sewing I did was connecting the two ends of the elastic to make a waistband. I used about three yards of tulle for each tutu, and I cut the tulle into strips about 28 inches long and 6 inches wide. Then I just tied it to the elastic. Tada! Each tutu took less than half an hour to make, and I spent about $12 total.

Wanna try it? Here are a few links you can check out for instructions:

Tutu Instructions 1
Tutu Instructions 2
Tutu Instructions 3
Tutu Instructions 4
Tutu Instructions 5

Let me know if you make one! I'd love to see pictures!

Oh, wait until you see Evie's Halloween costume! I'm not going to spoil the surprise, but Aunt Rachel made something that required lots of sewing, and it is "tutu cute!"


Tari said...

that first picture is 110% ham! she is a riot.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Those are tutu precious!

Haasiegirl said...

you did a great job!


Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

She is having a good ol' time with her new tutus! So...did you just hand-sew them, or do you have a machine?

Fiona said...

Those are great! And the best part is the freedom to have tutus in every color. I mean, let's not pretend that ballerinas always wear pink - they have a costume rack.

So should we all, no?

Greg B said...

She looks adorable in those.

Sandy C. said...

That is genius! And they look adorable :) You did a great job.

Momma said...

how fun! you did such a good job making them...they are so cute!

if only I had a

hubbameister said...

well, Sarah, you continue to write a great blog and I think especially for Mothers. You talk from the heart, share practical ideas for sharing with children and write so well.

congratulations, again to Jyoti!

I love all the sharing about Evie! It makes me feel like I am there.

Looking forward to my visit - hope the car holds up - LOL.

Heather said...

Love the title of this post. ;)

She is having a BALL!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Hey there...I just had to invite you over to my place. I have something for you.

bluedog said...

How adorable! Knowing Evie makes the pix even more precious. Kudos to you for finding an easy & inexpensive way for Evie to get all dolled up!

jennifer@love,laughter,and lyrics said...


avery saw the picture and said, "pincess! at's pincess!"

Breana said...

I haven't even started on Halloween costumes here, so you are definitely ahead of me.

casual friday everyday said...

I love the pink one!

Shari Baby said...

that's so awesome that you made those! remind me to try that when we have kids. i love it!