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From: clarabella
Date: 09-22-2006, 05:32 PM (1 of 18)
This is my first attempt at making a tutu for someone besides my DD, who obviously is not picky. I made this for a little girl in her class that is having a birthday. I did this one with the loops instead of tying it to the elastic. Any suggestions/opinions? Thanks for looking!
User: clarabella
Member since: 08-13-2006
Total posts: 14
From: AndreaSews
Date: 09-22-2006, 05:58 PM (2 of 18)
Gorgeous! I just asked my four year old what her opinion of it was. She said, "It's PERFECT, and I want it. Can I???"
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: esrun3
Date: 09-22-2006, 07:03 PM (3 of 18)
Very cute! Any little girl would love it!
User: esrun3
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From: clarabella
Date: 09-22-2006, 07:08 PM (4 of 18)
Thanks Andrea, it is for a 4 year old, so I guess that means I'm good! :dave:
User: clarabella
Member since: 08-13-2006
Total posts: 14
From: lendube
Date: 09-22-2006, 07:15 PM (5 of 18)
To heck with the 4 year olds! I want one.

It's gorgeous! I think you're good even up to 7 year olds!

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: yellowrose
Date: 09-22-2006, 07:17 PM (6 of 18)
:up: Cute!! Did you put the loops at the top and then sew them down on the ribbon or How'd you do it? Judy
User: yellowrose
Member since: 07-09-2006
Total posts: 17
From: clarabella
Date: 09-22-2006, 09:46 PM (7 of 18)
LOL Lennie! Send me your measurements and I'll make you one!!!

Judy~I just looped the tulle round the elastic (make a loop, pull ends through loop around the elastic). The only thing that I actually sewed on was the ribbon bow. I probably should have put it on a pin, but I do not think she will be washing this. Thanks so much for the compliments!!
User: clarabella
Member since: 08-13-2006
Total posts: 14
From: queenymi
Date: 09-22-2006, 10:30 PM (8 of 18)
VEry cute. I like it. HOw did you make it?
User: queenymi
Member since: 08-05-2006
Total posts: 38
From: ajjl2000
Date: 09-25-2006, 10:56 AM (9 of 18)
Adorable! I bet she will love it.
User: ajjl2000
Member since: 09-12-2006
Total posts: 3
From: Sews4kate
Date: 09-25-2006, 09:41 PM (10 of 18)
User: Sews4kate
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From: Sew-blessed
Date: 09-28-2006, 11:58 PM (11 of 18)
This is so cute! I would love to make one for my 4 yr old. I have an older girl that just wasn't into the "girly" stuff as much so when my middle girl came along she was totally different and I have had a ball making her a "princess" lol It's really a great piece!


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User: Sew-blessed
Member since: 09-05-2006
Total posts: 16
From: 5inNH
Date: 10-14-2006, 09:22 PM (12 of 18)
That tutu is just beautiful! I recently made one for my 16 month old but it was an out of control tutu (8 yards of tulle and I knotted the tulle around the elastic). It's way too much for a little one. Do you know how much tulle you used? Did you cut it into 12 inch strips? I'm trying to figure out what you mean by looping it. I feel like such a newbie when I bombard people with questions.

Thanks for any explanations!

User: 5inNH
Member since: 10-04-2006
Total posts: 16
From: mozeyrn
Date: 10-15-2006, 08:24 AM (13 of 18)
Wow, that's a great tutu! My question is how wide and long were your strips of tulle?
I think I have it figured out how it's done. Please correct me if I'm wrong. A strip of tulle it folded in half, put the folded part over the elastic and then pull the two strips up thru the loop?
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: girlwhogames
Date: 10-15-2006, 10:19 AM (14 of 18)
I just love it. My daughter has never been into dance so she has never wanted one. Too bad. I would love to make one of those for her. You did a great job!:up:
User: girlwhogames
Member since: 09-28-2006
Total posts: 10
From: clarabella
Date: 10-15-2006, 10:33 AM (15 of 18)
For those that asked....I used 4 yards of tulle, and cut it into 4-6 inch strips with my rotary cutter. Then I just made a loop out of each strip and pulled the end pieces back through the loop around the elastic to attach. Let me know if that answers your question. I will be making another one later this week for dd's Halloween costume and can take pics as I go along if needed. Have a great week!
User: clarabella
Member since: 08-13-2006
Total posts: 14
From: 5inNH
Date: 10-15-2006, 09:10 PM (16 of 18)
Yes, please post pictures. I'm being brain impaired over this looping business. I can't seem to figure it out. I've always knotted around the elastic but then it gets so puffy.

User: 5inNH
Member since: 10-04-2006
Total posts: 16
From: Ivrie
Date: 10-19-2006, 12:51 PM (17 of 18)
Love it! Wow you make really cute stuff! I wish I was as good.
User: Ivrie
Member since: 10-18-2006
Total posts: 4
From: ckmom002
Date: 10-30-2006, 11:53 PM (18 of 18)
i was just checking to see if you had taken some pictures????
User: ckmom002
Member since: 06-11-2006
Total posts: 105
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