Well it’s been a while since I did a makes by mum post – but hopefully these will become more regular as I am getting back into my own crafting in a big way instead of just crafting with the children.
This weeks makes by Mum is an Easy Tutu. T for Halloween is going to be a witch so as part of the costume I decided that the most fashionable of witches need to have a tutu to wear.
What you need
Some 12mm elastic (enough to go around your child’s waist)
Tulle (depending on the age of your child this will vary a lot)
White thread and a needle – don’t worry you don’t have to be an expert sewer for this
How you do it
Measure around your child’s waist and the length of the tutu that you want to make. To the waist measurement subtract 3 and a half inches (the elastic will expand as you put on the tulle) and to the length measurement double and add an inch (this will allow for the fold in the middle and add more body to the tutu).
With the waist measurement cut the elastic and then do an overlap at the join. Sew along one edge (I did this 3 times by hand but if you were using a machine you would only have to back-stitch each end and it would be secure enough) and then sew along the other edge.
Cut your tulle into the desired length and then into 3inch strips (from a little experiment I found that these were the best size for making a full skirt). I made the tutu for my 7 month old daughter – whose waist was 19inches and I wanted a drop of 10 inches for this I ordered 2 metres of tulle off of Ebay as found this was the cheapest.
With the elastic on my leg and knee raised I then proceeded to fold the tulle strips in half and place around the elastic then pass the ends through the loop at the top with the elastic in the middle to form a knot and flatten them out.
The finished product
So here is our shabby witch tutu.
I will edit the post and add a picture of T in her full Halloween costume when the other pieces are made.