It was my niece's 1st Birthday party today. I whipped up this sooper floofy tutu for her, using this tutorial. There were just a couple things I ended up tweaking, but overall it was very easy, with super clear instructions. And it turned out so cute! I liked leaving it long and wild-looking, although it would be very easy to change the look just by trimming it up.
Here's what I did a little bit differently from Bethany's tutorial: I followed the "two inches smaller than the waist measurement" instruction, but it ended up GIGANTIC. This very well could have been a problem with my elastic choice! I ended up tying a loopy knot so it wouldn't fall off, but that definitely isn't a permanent solution. Also, since I am incredibly scatter-brained these last couple weeks, I tried to go off memory when I was at the fabric store, and ended up buying four yards of tulle instead of six. Duh! I actually really did like how it turned out with just the four yards, but if I had used more it certainly would have been much more "ballerina-y."
Moral of the story: The tutorial was fantastically easy, and I can't wait to do it again. I never had a tutu or anything like it when I was little, but I tell you -- there is just something about it that I was super-loving, even just making one! So, so girly and cute!
Back to my niece: She was quite happy wearing it -- as long as it didn't touch her face!! Her six-year-old sister was quite envious, and even squeezed herself into it for a little while.
Looks like I'm going to be making more of these in the (very near!) future!!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Ha! What a cheesy name for a post!