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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fluffiest Cowgirl Tutu

I'm excited for Halloween! I love getting my kids dressed up because what little kid doesn't love dressing up?!

My first costume post is for my 18-month daughter. She's going to be Jessie from Toy Story and instead of the traditional look I decided to go for a way more girly approach... a tutu!

I know, I know...there's a million tutu tutorials out there. But I'm going to add to the bunch and hopefully it'll help someone.

I started out with buying a TON of red tulle and 1/4 yard of cow print fabric. I looked for cow print ribbon but couldn't find it so I had to make it up and it ended up so cute!

Here is my supply list. I wasn't sure how I was going to do the waistband so ignore the elastic.

Cut long strips of the tulle. And there's another typo! Grrr. These are 5 inches by the length of the tulle (which I bought from the bolt). They are NOT 8 inches long.

Okay, for the waistband my mom and I had to find a different solution than the usual ribbon. We folded the fabric and cut with the fold on one side. Make it very long so you have enough to tie a bow around the waist.

Sew along the side where you just cut, not on the folded side.

Next, turn the tube inside out to reveal the right side of the fabric. That's all we did for the waistband.

Here's how we put the tulle on the waistband:
1. Make a loop on the top with a tail on the bottom.
2. Put the tail through the loop.
3. Make sure it's in the spot you want and tighten.

The key to making it super fluffy is to make sure you really jam those pieces of tulle close together. That way you can add more to it and it makes it fuller. 

And there you have it! A super fluffy tutu!

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  1. Too cute! I made tutu's last year to girly up my girls halloween costumes too.

  2. Perfectly adorable! We love having you at Whimsy Wednesday!
    Smart! School {House}


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