My baby girl turned 1. I am not a crafty person but I am a proud mama, I want to make her something special for her birthday. I decided to make her a Tutu. Tutu is just freaking adorable on babies.
I am not going to write a tutorial because there are already many tutorials available online. However, I am going to give you some tips if you are planning on making one yourself. I think these will help answer any questions and make your project goes more smoothly.
Tip #1 - I have never worked with Tulle before so I had no idea what to get. You can get 6 inches wide spool. You will need two spools of 25 yards, 50 total for one baby skirt. I didn't use up both spools but one was not enough. I ordered mine from Deana's Craft on Etsy. Her price is great and super fast shipping.
Tip #2 - Tulle is harder to cut then I though because they stick together if you try to layer one on top of another. The best and fastest way is to wrap them around a cardboard. To see what I mean, you can check out this tutorial.
Tip #3 - As you tie your tulle, that eats up fabric, so add 2 inches to whatever length you want the skirt to be. For example, if you want your skirt to be 8 inches long then you would do 8x2+2=18. (The reason you do times 2 is because you fold your tulle in half as you tie them) I didn't add an extra 2 inches and my daughter's tutu came out shorter than I wanted it :(
Tip #4 - Your elastic band will stretch as you tie the tulle. Therefore, whatever the waist size it, minus that by 2 to 3 inches and that should be the length of the elastic band.
I hope this help. You can also embellish your tutu with ribbon like I did or flowers, bows, etc. If you are making one, do leave a comment and let me know your experience. Would love to see some pictures as well. Also, if you have any other tips, do share :)