Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You Asked, I Answered: How to Make a Tutu

lou & magoo image found via Flickr

You may recall the Super Hero birthday party that Little Miss attended a few weeks ago.  I didn't dedicate a whole post to it, but I did share a little bit about her zest for the theme.  There were several little crafty things going on during the party (homemade super hero capes were provided, but the kids made their own masks and name tags) which was both fun for the little people in attendance as well as the crafty-type moms who get a little beam in their heart when seeing their kids engage their minds and hands with felt, string, and SEQUINS.  :)

This little bit of craft time gave my friend (the brave soul hosting this little soiree of 3-year-olds) and I cause to discuss birthday themes and how to do them in a way that is both fun and not over-the-top expensive.  She inquired on my expertise on making tutus.

Except that I've never made one and have no expertise on the subject..

I'm sure I could (without too much deep thinking) figure out how to make one.  (For the record, my friend is definitely savvy enough to figure this one out on her own as well, but as a homeschooling mom of 3 little ones, her time is better spent on other things.) 

No matter, because this is what Delicious is for.  (Don't you remember? It's my new linky best friend.)

I've dug up 2 links that I think sum up the process pretty well:  And did I mention they are NO SEW?!
  1. This one (courtesy of Plumtickled) assembles tutus using rolls of tulle. She claims it is easier using the rolls rather than the wider stuff off the bolt (she's probably right . . . tulle can be kind of beastly to work with sometimes so the narrower, the better).
  2. This lovely one from Grosgrain Fabulous calls for 6 yds of tulle off the bolt. (My friend may not want something so floofy, but tulle by the yard is generally pretty cheap. If I recall correctly from my days of cutting fabric at the Hobby Lobby, even the "nice" shiny tulle is only $1.29/yd with the regular tulle around $.77/yd). 
They look so cute and fun, now I feel like trying some myself!

Do you have a question for the link-a-holic?  I probably have filed an answer away somewhere.  Send your crafty/sewing queries to skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com or just leave me a comment and I'll see what kind of answers I can dig up for you!


Sammy February 23, 2010 at 5:33 PM  

You rock! Thanks so much, both for the info but also for the sweet things you say about me that are totally undeserved. Along the lines of that party idea, I saw an idea in Family Fun for a Fairy party that incorporated tulle to make a canopy for a tea party. I'm pretty sure that it translates to princesses and ballerinas as well. Did I say that you rock! You do. Thanks.

Lemonade Makin' Mama February 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

Just wanted to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving some blog love!


Skooks February 23, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

Tulle translates into all those fanciful and regal genres. I bet a canopy like that would be awesome!

Claudya Martinez February 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM  

I'm off to check out Delicious. I've been meaning to look into it, thank you for the reminder.

Unknown February 24, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

That photo is absolutely precious!

Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day!

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