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Topic: Call me Tutu Racer! first tutu, lots of action shots (IMG HEAVY)  (Read 1129 times)
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« on: May 28, 2008 07:35:37 AM »

I had to try a tutu when I saw some on here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246357.msg2726751#msg2726751 and http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247306.0 and noticed tulle on sale at Joann's 2yds for $1 -- but would she wear a tutu?

She'd wear a racing tutu! I started out with 6 yards of tulle but ended up using closer to 15 yards. Gulp. (or shall I say burp?) I went overboard, but then it IS a tutu ... colors look a bit washed out on my screen I am sorry to say ...

I LOVED tutu's as a young girl -- when I had trouble sleeping for fear of something I would "think of tutu's" I was both excited and intimidated when I thought of making one. Worse yet, we had a bolt of tulle that we didn't use at my wedding but I gave it away just before I learned to sew. (I couldn't sew on a button until a year or so ago ... things are less mysterious thanks to you all.)

Turns out there is an easy way ... i looked online and saw instructions but wasn't clever enough or confident enough to try -- i could have been too sleepy but I didn't see the most important thing I later learned -- the word "Slip Knot."  In the end I leaned on instructions that I bought here -- but didn't quite follow them: http://www.angelbabestutus.com/ Links to the free tutorials include: http://flickr.com/photos/63337168@N00/1072109403/ & http://kiddley.com/2007/02/06/no-sew-tutu/ &

Knowledgeable tutu-ers will note that there is some elastic showing, I think I need more practice knotting so the elastic gets covered better. or perhaps I should use matching elastic? Tips anyone? These seem like they would be great gifts and you could do them sitting in front of a movie.

Eek ... how could I have missed checking craft magazine ... here is their tutorial: http://flickr.com/photos/madebytess/2194513961/

« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 08:32:43 AM »

Cute!  Your daughter looks like she is enjoying it.  Grin

A friend made my girl a tutu and she used ribbon for the waist instead of elastic.  I think you can then adjust the fit better and match to the tulle.  Of course, my daughter doesn't want to wear it.  Undecided
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 08:43:22 AM »

Isn't it funny, I still recall the one thing my mom made for me ... and I get all choked up about it but my daughter has handmade stuff floating about like pollen in the Spring ... a tutu? sneeeeeze! she dresses up for a few minutes at a time only. it is all good. never mind my need to have someone admire what I made, that is not her problem but mine afterall. thank goodness for craftster posts and a patient husband who is willing to say "wow"

aha! thanks for the tip: the ribbon sounds perfect and perfectly pretty. it would be fun to get pretty good at making these and i will use a ribbon next time.
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