One of my little princesses is about to have her 1st Birthday! SO EXCITING! She is one of the most beautiful and happy babies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and loving.
In doing this project it made me feel two things:
1) I miss being a little ballerina.
2) I want my own little ballerina. (well…maybe…someday…)
Yes, that’s me…little ballerina me with the GREATEST Nanny (on earth and heaven) EVER!!!
One of the things I have in common with the mom (or Queen to the Princess) is our love of dance. We both took dance most of our lives. It’s a given that if you’ve done that, your daughter will at least take the beginners ballet and hopefully more as the years go on. I don’t think 1 is too early to get your first tutu!
This project was so easy, which made me love it even more. You can go online and find a whole bunch of different ways to make tutus but I think this one is the best.
What you’ll need:
- Rolls of Tulle (I found mine at Jo-Ann’s in the “wedding” section. I bought about 5 rolls for mine, 2 white, 2 soft pink and 1 bright pink)
- Ribbon or Elastic (I went with a soft pink satin ribbon, about 2 inches thick)
That’s all you HAVE to buy. I opted to also get some thin, iridescent, bright pink ribbon and some little flowers.
You’ll want to cut your tulle to double the length of your tutu. I followed a color pattern (but I have OCD). The girl who’s blog I read said she chose her colors sporadically.
If you are using elastic, you probably want to sew your ends together before you start. I cut my ribbon to the length of her waist plus about 10-15 inches extra on each side. I wanted it to be able to grow with her.
You’ll put the elastic or ribbon around your thigh, wrap a piece of tulle around it and tie a knot up at the waistline.
Do this over and over again until you’ve reached the desired fullness. I might’ve gotten a little crazy on the fullness…we may lose the baby in the tutu!
When the tulle part of the tutu was finished, I went back through and added some of the thin bright pink ribbon with some of the little flowers attached at the bottom…just to give it a special something.
I also added flowers to some onsies to complete the package.
I wanted to make one for myself. But really? Where can I wear a tutu?