Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ballerina Tutu

Easy Fun Ballerina Tutu
I bought two spools of tulle at Tall Mouse, but you could get them at any craft or fabric store.
A pink and purple each about $4.99,
I had thin ribbon at home (thanks mom) in the same colors.
I had plenty of elastic at home, I would recommend a 1/2 inch wide,
I used 3/4 or 1 inch and I think it was too wide.
All I did was measured Kira's waist about 22 inches.
She does not like things too binding, so I made it a little loose,
so definitely measure for your child.
Measure elastic out for 23 inches and connect end by sewing together..okay a little sewing
Then I measured out tulle, about arms length.
Fold it in half

Bring the loop under the elastic, I chose this because I like the look of the finished knot
Bring the rest of the tulle through the loop

Pull until snug
Next I cut a few long ribbons and short ribbons and
just tied them in knots around the waistband too
This was the easiest practically no sew tutu

Kira was so excited, she played Angelina Ballerina all day
Enzo and Kira posing like ballet students.
Enzo saw Kira getting her picture taken and got in the shot.


Linda Z said...

That's adorable!! :)

Kelley said...

I miss you!