Monday, August 16, 2010

Make It Monday--Tutu Cute!

Most girls enjoy a little glitter and frill and our little 2 year old is no different. She has enjoyed twirling around the house for quite sometime pretending to be a ballerina. Not too long ago she put on one of my old petticoat slips, (you know, one of those slips that went under your Sunday Dress to make it stick straight out with ruffles galore!) and thought she had made herself a tutu. Well, the slip is too big, and just not ballerina-enough, so I thought I'd buy her a tutu. I saw some at a big box store, but they were surprisingly expensive. I thought it couldn't be too hard to make one, so I googled it and found some instructions for a no-sew tutu. Here are a couple of great links I found with good pictures and instructions.

I decided to do a two colored tutu, so ordered 2 spools of tulle  (1 spool of new pink and 1 spool of pink)from my favorite ribbon supplier, Ribbon And Bows Oh My! at $2.75 each. I already had some elastic here, so I ended up only spending $5.50. (I had a free shipping coupon, so I didn't even have to pay shipping!) When the tulle arrived, it literally took about 15 minutes to cut it to length and tie it to the elastic. Viola! An inexpensive tutu to provide our little girly girl hours of twirling entertainment...Tutu cute!