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« on: December 02, 2008 05:13:25 AM »

I have made a traditional tutu for my daughter, just by the loop instructions, but how do you make them so full like this?  I really would like to make my DD one similar for Christmas.  Thanks! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 06:56:17 AM »

I would love to know this as well.  I made my daughter a tutu for Halloween and it was kind of full.  But I was definately wanting something more like in the picture that you have listed.

« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008 11:37:29 AM »

lots of tulle, plenty of patience and multiple layers, i think.

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008 06:11:22 AM »

Thanks for your replys!!

Has anyone made one like this???
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008 12:31:57 AM »

There is a tutorial out there somewhere (which I don't have bookmarked any more.)  It's rows of gathered net/tulle, each one cut slightly longer than the previous one, and sewn to the panty part.  The top layer is attached to the bodice and can either be just plain tulle or tulle with something like flower petal shapes on top.  The layers are usually cut in a scallop, not just straight.  I'd use a rotary cutter with the wavy blade or pinking shears.  What I did learn is that putting tiny rows of ruffles around the legs is old fashioned. ;-)  And the top is made very much like a straight corset which ends at or just below the hip bone.  If you're not making the full tutu thing, but just want the skirt, why not just do the same kind of layers and attach them to a waistband? Sounds like fun!
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008 09:16:49 PM »

my ballet teacher also mentioned something about starching the hell out of them. but im not sure.
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011 11:54:57 AM »

Starched Organza is good for stiff tutus
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011 02:29:28 PM »

Real tutus require multiple layers of starched tulle and organza, pleated closely and stitched down. Often, they also have boning in them, especially if they are extremely large. 
Making one professional tutu (skirt & bodice together) takes approximately 40 hours of work.

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