December 17, 2010
Tutorial for tutu
You will need:
1 m of white tulle
1 m of pink tulle
1,25 m of pink biais
1,50 m of white ribbon that is a least o.5 mm width less than your biais
1,50 m of pink ribbon 1 cm width
Rubber band (you don't need a big width for this, mine was a 5mm width) that fits your child waist
Let's start it!
First you have to print the patterns for the "leaves"
I used the longest one with the white tulle and the shortest one for the pink tulle
Once you have your patterns cut out,
fold your tulle as much as you can till you have just enough fabric to cut out the leaves pattern out of your tulle.
It' s a very forgiving project so don't be afraid !
So now you have a certain amount of leaves.
Now place your white leaves tulle on the wrong side of your 1 meter biais (you have to cut out 25 cm for the flower)
Leave 1 cm allowance and start disposing and pin your white leaves side by side on the wrong side bottom of your biais till the end, don't forget to leave 1 cm allowance here too, and sew them.
Time for the pink leaves (the small ones),
Do the same as you did with the white ones and sew them on top of the longs ones.
Sew your 1 cm width pink ribbon on top of the white one (you jave already cut out 50 cm out of your white ribbon for the rubber band), leaving equal amount of white ribbon on each side of the pink ribbon (this purely finishing touch)
Sew your white ribbon and pink on the wrong side of your biais (wrong side of the ribbon on the wrong side of your biais), covering the top of your leaves that are sewn on your biais, sew the top and the bottom and leave both ends open.
Cut your 50 cm of white ribbon in two parts (2 piece of 25 cm each)
Sew your two piece of white ribbon on both ends of your rubber band (you have previously cut to fit your child waist).
Then using a safety pin put your rubber band and ribbon inside the waist band.
Use the excess of white and pink ribbon on the waist band to attach the tutu making a nice bow, the ribbon attach to the rubber band is for fitting your child, make a nice bow here to.
Et voilà ! You're done
I hope this is clear enough, please let me see how yours turned out, I'm sharing this tutorial with pleasure, so please show me your work! Or, tell me if you're having problems to follow the tutorial.