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Topic: 5 yds of Tulle/ Wanting a Tutu :)  (Read 8660 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2004 08:09:46 PM »

If only those were mine Sad Sad
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2004 08:48:47 PM »

hm. ok. so why dont u just purchase a wide piece of elastic and use the same method to attach the tulle?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2004 12:28:33 AM »

Ah, ok thanks!

Is it possible to dye elastic?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2004 09:04:27 AM »

i dont see why not...you could just use rit dye?

« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2004 11:49:32 AM »

I have another idea...

I myself have been looking for a tutu pattern, I have a recon one (I should make a post later on), but it's not fluffy enough. Well here is my idea of making one, we used to make these ghost decorations in school and they reminded me of tutu's so here is the slightly altered pattern:

Take the tulle and cut it into long strips, make the width of the strip however long you want your tutu to be and the length of the strip should be really long (at least double your waist size)

This part might be a little confusing because I've never purchased tulle before, and I might be talking about the wrong fabric, but it should work anyways.

Along one of the long edges of your tulle, hand sew using medium to long sized stitches. You want to pull your fabric into bunches along the string (essentially for a scrunchy effect). Repeat this with two more strips of tulle, and then put the strips one on top of the other. Now, take some stretchy fabric (color of your choice) and cut it into a long strip with a width of 4 inches. Set it aside for now but keep it handy. Scrunch the layers of tulle until they will fit tightly around your waist. Now, fold the stretchy fabric over the edge of your tulle that you've sewn, so that you will have a nice cover for the scrunchy sewn edges.

If that dosen't work (I haven't tried it) you could pleat the tulle.

"What are you doing Napoleon?" "Whatever I wanna do GOSH"
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2004 01:52:29 PM »

That idea sounds like it would work, I just dont want any fabric involved in my Tutu, just Tulle.

« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2004 02:01:23 PM »

I think I just figured it out!!

Use witchychick's idea and Cut tulle strips in varying lengths getting shorter as I go on. Leave about an inch to sew the elastic, sew along the lenth of the tulle and scrunch, then fold over and sew the elastic in. If im feelin frisky, edge a layer with ribbon.

« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2004 11:25:32 AM »

yey I'm glad it works

"What are you doing Napoleon?" "Whatever I wanna do GOSH"
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2004 03:01:21 PM »

i made a tutu its so easy
1)get a piece of elastic that fits around your waist
2)then get one layer and sew it on you elastic like pleats
3)just keep layering your fabric
4)for a kinda scrunchy look after your done sewing just
spray starch on the fabric and scrunch it together with your hands
hope you can understand the steps
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2005 07:01:43 AM »

ooh i absolutely love those tutus you posted, i've tried making one before but the best i could come up with for fluffiness was tearing strips longways (this will make no sense to anyone i'm sure) it was more like a pixie skirt. justinexcore made a skirt pretty much like that - except she did use a piece of fabric underneath and i know you don't want that. i wish she'd make a tutorial (o_0) it was a beauitful tutu!
hope you figure it out <3 good luck (^_^)

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum
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