A few weeks ago i made my daughter this tutu skirt,I'm not going to lie, when i finished it i didn't like the way it looked and i wasn't going to post it, but it's kind of grown on me, maybe it's just because little miss Hailey wears it all the time! I know that you can make the easier version of a tulle tutu, by just using tulle and elastic, but i wanted to have a different look than that. So here is what i came up with!
Here's what i used:
Who's excited for me to make this tutu skirt? HAILEY is!!!
I cut the size i wanted for the top portion which was 5"x18" then i made a casing for the elastic up at the top and then hemmed the bottom.
I cut the tulle 9" by the length of the fabric
I then took one layer of the tulle and sewed some ribbon a 1/4" from the bottom
I then put all the tulle layers on top of each other and sewed a basting stitch all the way across the long end, and then gathered it to be the size of the top portion of the skirt.
Then i pinned the top portion over the top of the tulle and sewed it all the way across
Here you have it!
Next i threaded my elastic which was 19" long through the casing (the one i made earlier )using a safety pin,and then sewed down both edges of the elastic once I made it all the way through. Then I turned the skirt right sides together and finished sewing it together down the side.
And wa-la! there you have it! isn't it cute? is it growing on you yet?
She absolutely LOVES this tutu 'dress up' skirt she wears it EVERY day! might need to make a couple more!
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