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Sunday, January 13, 2013

The TUTU

A friend of mine turned 40 this weekend.  I made her a tutu ;)  EVERYone needs a tutu when they turn 40.  I am going to make myself one for around the house because it turned out so great.  I figure if I have to clean the house, I'm going to clean the house looking fierce!

Simple 'do'.  I cut a piece of wide elastic at 20 inches and sewed 12 inches of ribbon to each end that way it could be tied on tight or loose.  I bought the tulle on a roll at Walmart, 6 inches by 25 yards.  This tutu took 4 of them, I wanted it very very poofy.  I cut the strips about 12 inches long and slip tied them on the elastic until it was the right poofy volume.  I tied small black bows sporadically around the skirt, half way down the strips for some interest.  I took the cutoffs and made a quick fascinator, just tied the strips on a $1.00 headband.  

Dramatic, fun and enormous bang for your buck!  Here's a couple beauty shots.  I'm waiting for the OK from the party girl to post pictures of her in it.  She looked adorable and wore it the whole party, there's not much higher praise :) 

The base of the tutu is fuscia.
        

These are fun and easy.  Go make one! (or 20)

/Tracy