That looks great...and no sewing? How fun! Do you just loop the strips of tulle and ribbon over a waistband? Now I have to try it! I have seen tutus like those for sale for $20 or more on HC...hhhmmmm...
She hasn't gotten back to me yet - but I can't imagine it would be a problem since she posted the instructions online at another forum<br>
I think I followed her instructions pretty closely - her etsy store is called fyrebrand and she used to sell pixie skirts that are like these tutus, but without the tulle. Anyway, here's what I did:<br><br>
You can use a woman's headband - the stretchy fabric kind - I used one made by Goody - as the waist band.<br>
I cut my strips of tulle & ribbon so they were twice as long as I ultimately wanted them to be.<br>
Take a piece of tulle or ribbon and fold it in half. You want it positioned under the headband - folded end up closest to the band. take the loose ends and pull them through the folded end, around the band. Pull tight. REpeat. I put my tulle on first, so it would hold the ribbon up.<br>
that's it - No sew, and SUPER easy!
Thanks! I might have to make one for my niece's birthday this week. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
operamommy, do you knit? I thought that this tutu, along with the little crown from Interweave Knits (free pattern) would make the best gift.<br>
I just made DD that crown for her to wear to a costume party (she was a mermaid princess) I'll post a pic....
That's so cute! DD wants one for Halloween so she can be a fairy- Tinkerbell in particular- go figure, her name is Pixie! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
We were thinking of doing one in shiny blues and greens for that.<br><br>
Thanks for the idea!<br>
Here is a photo tutorial that I have found online. You can use tulle & ribbon using the same technique. It sounds the same as the instructions Alaska posted.<br><br><a href="http://www.gophotography.com/tutu/" target="_blank">http://www.gophotography.com/tutu/</a><br><br>
Tutu are so fun to make.