A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 297,570
Currently Running With Scissors:
580 Guests and 24 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Watermelon Tutu  (Read 2314 times)
Tags for this thread: watermelon , tutu , featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
galegiegerich
« on: August 18, 2014 01:12:01 PM »

My soon to be two year old granddaughter absolutely loves watermelon.  I made this tutu for her to have her 2 year old birthday pictures taken in.  She wasn't too crazy about trying it on for me until I added the green ribbon and the black seeds.  Then she could see it was watermelon and now she loves it and doesn't want to take it off.  I used 5 yards of 54" wide melon colored tulle and folded it (the long way) into fourths.  I then sewed a 1 inch channel down one edge to make a pocket for the 3/4" wide elastic for the waistband.  I decided on the length I needed the finished project to be and I cut the other edge that long.  In this case it was 8 inches.   Next step was to sew the ribbon along the bottom edge.  I sewed it along the edge of the top two layers and the bottom layer.  Didn't have enough ribbon to sew it onto the 3rd layer but it really didn't matter.  I then cut out about 80-100 black watermelon seeds of various sizes from felt.  My plan was to just glue them into place but no glue that I tried would hold anything to the tulle.  So I laid out the 5 yards of tulle and pinned on two rows of seeds and proceeded to hand stitch them individually onto the tulle.  Those seeds aren't going anywhere!  Threaded the tulle onto the elastic and took a seam up the back of tulle and sewed elastic together.  Now, cutest and happiest granddaughter on the planet is all ready for her close up!  Smiley  [img width=500
 Smiley
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014 01:14:21 PM by galegiegerich » THIS ROCKS   Logged
oddacity
That's what she said.
Offline Offline

Posts: 705
Joined: 15-Nov-2007

Sometimes I make things.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014 01:36:30 PM »

Oh. My. Gosh. That is AMAZING. That has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen.  Shocked I kind of want an adult sized version for myself now.... hehe
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I love all things shiny, glittery, and colorful.

I hang out in: Fiber Arts, Needlework, and the Swap Board!

My Etsy: Illumine Artisan Works
stillatthetop
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014 02:01:17 PM »

Very cute...and all that hand stitching! Wow.

An option I have used with tulle, is to iron on interfacing underneath with the topping designs...kind of like a tulle sandwich. But it adds a bit of weight to the garment, and affects how the tulle hangs. With all those seeds, your little melon may not have been able to stand  Grin Great job!

Now you might want to make a hat  Grin You know, watermelon vines...princess cone shape style with tendrils out the top? Just an idea.

~T
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wanting 6" x 6" I spy panels. For a quilt like this:
http://www.grammasbabystuff.com/I_Spy_-_Hill_3_Finished_Smaller.jpg
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson.
http://www.pinterest.com/topofthehill298/
Puppy_girl
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4387
Joined: 08-Jul-2004

Sewing skills now available in Mii form!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014 02:39:39 PM »

That's adorable and I want one in grown-up size.   Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Some people look at porn on the internet...I'm looking at yarn." - Me

my artsy blog
me and my boyfriend's food blog
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Online Online

Posts: 26472
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014 02:50:44 PM »

That is just the cutest! I featured it today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
Ffrogg526
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Stitches in the Musical Weave
Offline Offline

Posts: 3313
Joined: 01-Jan-2009

I can do that... I think.


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014 03:52:46 PM »

That's adorable!  I'm not a fan of tu-tus in general....  but that is stinkin' adorable!  Lucky little kiddo!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

FreakieGeekie
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Queen of Quirky, lover of all things cute and creepy
Offline Offline

Posts: 2412
Joined: 28-Nov-2012

Proudly lets her freak flag fly


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014 05:56:49 PM »

This is so cute! <3
I'm with oddacity and puppy_girl: I want one in my size now Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mixedpibbles
Online Online

Posts: 64
Joined: 25-Oct-2013

Full Time Granny


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014 07:03:25 PM »

Adorable, having grand children is so fun.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5543
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014 08:38:03 PM »

What a great grandma you are! Such a cute tutu and such a lot of work.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Online Online

Posts: 18675
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014 09:32:26 PM »

This is so sweet! Your granddaughter is going to be adorable in that!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/27

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
elderflower
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2134
Joined: 05-Dec-2010

View Profile
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014 11:33:08 PM »

Very neat. Hats off to  you for stitching all those blessed melon pips on by hand.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Avesthel
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

<3 birds <3
Offline Offline

Posts: 2788
Joined: 12-Jul-2006


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014 01:35:43 AM »

Aww, that is so cute!   
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lidehtium
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2014 11:11:10 AM »

This may possibly be the cutest thing Ive ever seen on craftster. You did a fantastic job, and I agree with the previous comments.. I want an adult one as well!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sen
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2014 12:08:41 PM »

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
galegiegerich
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2014 06:35:05 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments.  It was truly a labor of love and I can't wait to see her in it with all the accessories.  I am working on a hair bow/piece now made from the same tulle.  Wish me luck.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
teaandcraft
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2014 07:45:20 AM »

Adorable! I'm with the others; I would totally wear this! ^___^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

teaandcraft.blogspot.com.au
yoopidou
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2649
Joined: 14-Aug-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2014 11:19:04 AM »

Utterly adorable.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Online Online

Posts: 26472
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2014 04:12:34 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12039
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2014 03:06:00 PM »

this is far to adorable!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pookiemccool
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

"Even when we're apart I can feel you next to me. There's a hidden love connecting us like voices on a string. Even when I'm alone I can tell you're with me. There's a hidden love connecting us and I'm holding on..."
Offline Offline

Posts: 1761
Joined: 16-Aug-2009

I <3 swaps!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2014 07:07:54 PM »

That is adorable!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

onlymuttix
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2014 06:33:55 PM »

Oh wow! That is SO cute! Cheesy Nice work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
paypahchasa
Get Your Craft On!
Offline Offline

Posts: 38
Joined: 31-Jul-2013

Get Your Craft On!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2014 09:45:49 PM »

i think i might contest your granddaughters excitement...this is amazinggg!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

galegiegerich
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2014 06:36:52 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments.  My granddaughter wore it for her birthday party and she looked adorable.  She had a white tank top onesie underneath and it was perfect.  Of course, Nanny had to make her a tulle hair piece to match and she wore it just above her ponytail.  Just too sweet for words - the granddaughter!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Ombre Manicure Nail Art - Do It, Gurl
BEAUTY BUZZ: Badgley Mischka Spring 2014
Beauty Tips From Gwyneth Paltrow And Sandra Bullock
5 Must-Have Beauty Products For Fall
Zac Posen - NYFW Spring 2014 - Interviews, Backstage & Runway
Latest Blog Articles
Are You Ready For Some Football?
Meatless Monday: Banana Pudding
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.