I decided to make a tutu for Alyssa today. I went to Kamuning market to buy materials.
I promise, this is so easy to make. To make a tutu for a 7-month old baby, I only needed:
- 2 yards of soft tulle (there's a stiff version, which they use for petticoats - DON'T get that),
- 2 yards of ribbon, and
- a pair of scissors.
Measure your baby's waist, and mark both ends with knots. Make sure you leave about 10" on each side so you can tie a ribbon when you're done.
Fold the tulle many times to make it easier to cut into strips.
Cut it into 3" strips. Cut the strip into 4 equal parts, or however you want the skirt length is. Note: The final strip length should be twice what you want your skirt length to be. For my baby, I used about 6" final skirt length. That means I needed 12" strips.
Tie one strip of tulle unto the ribbon using a lark's head knot.
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Keep doing this with all the other strips.
The more strips you use, the fluffier the skirt gets. Here is the finished product using 2 yards of tulle.
The costume is not yet done, but so far, it looks so cute! It reminds me of Sarah Jessica Parker's pink tutu on SATC.