In this post: How to make a tutu
#MovieMondayChallenge, Oh how I’ve missed you. I look forward to watching whatever movie the group has chosen. I am excited to find out what others have created. And I just love a really good excuse to make something for Favorite Pixie.
In case you are new around here, on the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participates in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
Here are a few previous creations…
This month, our Movie inspiration is Bridesmaids.
The 2011 classic comedy starring Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Love this movie!
And honestly, the creative culinary possibilities were endless, am I right? The problem is, this is not a food blog. Far from it. Not that I don’t like to cook a little, but I enjoy going out to dinner much more. 🙂
So I watched the movie again and I saw the truly ahhhmaazing wedding dress, designed by Lady St. Petsois JuJu.
I found it awe inspiring.
You just really can’t look away.
And the headpiece?
The layers and layers and layers and layers and layers of ruffles and tulle got me thinking. I bet Favorite Pixie would enjoy a tulle skirt for spring!
Step 1: Gather Materials
- tulle – 2 coordinating colors
- elastic (headband elastic is pictured but it did not work well so I ended up using knit elastic)
- applique (optional)
Step 2: Measure, cut and sew elastic
- I had Favorite Navy Wife measure Favorite Pixies waist for me – 22 inches. Then I measured and cut the elastic 1/2 inch bigger than that for a bit of seam allowance.
- I used a 1 inch elastic but found it to be very wide for this project. In fact, as you will see later, it ends up folding in half eventually. Next time I would choose a 1/2 inch elastic.
- Sew the elastic ends together to form a circle.
Step 3: Cut the tulle.
- I bought 12 inch wide rolls of tulle in two colors for this project. Since I wanted the finished tutu to be about 12 inches long, I cut the tulle into 26-inch lengths.
Step 4: Tie on the Tulle
- Fold one tulle strip in half creating a loop.
- Place loop behind elastic and pull ends through the loop
- This will attach the tulle to the elastic.
Step 5: Attach remaining tulle strips
- Alternating colors, tie strips of tulle to the elastic.
- Be careful not to stretch the elastic as you go as this will make your tutu too big!
Feel free to stop here, or make as many tutus as you like for your favorite little one. As for Nana P, I decided to make the whole ensemble for Favorite Pixie.
Step 5: Finishing
- Apply iron-on applique of your choice to a pre-purchased T-shirt.
- Voila! Done. and. done.
Now, I know you want to see this cute little thing on Favorite Pixie, and I promise photos are coming! So stay tuned!!!
Feel free to share and pin and pin and share to your little heart’s content!
Now, let’s check out what everyone else has come up with. I’m really hoping for some awesome Brazilian cooking…