So many tutus...so little time. lol My girl certainly didn't NEED another tutu but we're deep in the trenches of dressy dress up over here. So when a friend was looking for some no sew ideas for a craft night, this tutu came into our lives.
Completely NOT my original idea. Nope. This was one that was found on pinterest and I happily followed someone else's tutorial. I of course can't find it now, but that link takes you to dozens of similar ideas and perhaps the one I used. So you'll catch on. I used two brightly colored 6" wide tulle rolls and one purchased crochet headband. Plus I attached some sparkly buttons on with super strong glue. Perfect for a princess!
I have some mixed feelings about this particular tutu. I LOVE the crochet waist band idea. genius. pure genius. I don't love as much the individual strands of tulle that make up the tutu. They seem to get tangled around the waistband too often. I prefer tutus make from one large piece of tulle. But this was no sew and works well for an evening craft.
I also wanted to make a little tshirt for her that was no sew (again for the non sewing crafters that evening). I ended up with some buttons and simple knit flowers hand sewn onto the tshirt.
You can see from my mosaic there that I just did a loose gather on a long skinny strip of knit fabric. Pulled it taut and secured it in place. I'm a little "meh" about it myself. But I think that's because I really wanted to sew something with my machine. lol My daughter put it on for all of about 10 seconds before she was done with it. I guess she feels the same way. ;)
But a cute little gift none the less. And a fairly quick one. This could even be good for a Christmas day craft if you ask me.
I also made a second one of these because I wanted to make a blue/gold one for the upcoming ND bowl game. (No worries if that means nothing to you). Little miss has been refusing to wear any team apparel, so I thought a school spirit tutu was in order. It was indeed a success with her but not with me. I used GLITTER tulle rather than shimmer tulle. Don't do it people! I don't care how much you like how it glitters in the store. You, your child, and your WHOLE HOUSE will be covered with glitter. Live and learn...and clean up glitter for the rest of your life. lol
Now I have a picture for you of her in the blue/gold one but it also includes me "wearing" the pink/blue one. My brother took it and I'll just say that only a brother would take this photo and then post it to facebook. gah! But I just have to look at the smile on my daughter's face to know that it was worth it. She kept telling me I was a beautiful princess. Ah sweet innocence! Enjoy. ;)
Oh and stay tuned for tomorrow because we have a HUGE giveaway going on! Let's just say that if you have been dreaming about designing your own quilts you will be VERY happy with this giveaway. ;) Just in time for Christmas!