One thing you don’t have to ask me twice is to make a tutu! A friend asked me for one and I was more than happy to oblige. My camera is now my constant companion whenever I am working on a project, so when its done, I can always write a post about it! Poor you!
First, get some essentials (who doesn’t have these lying around their house?):
- 4 metres of tulle
- Approx 50cm of elastic band
- Circular cutter (optional, scissors will do)
Step 1: Fold tulle long-wise, first in half, then in quarter. Its easier to cut this way.
Step 2: Cut strips 5cm wide.
Step 3: Cut enough elastic band to go around your waist, tightly, but comfortably. Leave 2cm extra for overlap. Sew the elastic band.
Step 4: Take the strips of tulle, bend in half, and loop around the elastic band. See below:
Step 5: At this, the tutu could be finished. However, as my friend wanted one with an underskirt, follow the rest of the steps if you want to make a tutu with an underskirt.
Step 6: Cut the lining about 12 cm wider than the desired height and about 10 cm wider than the desired width. Sew the side seam. Fold the top allowance inwards (about 6 cm). Align the lining inside the tulle skirt. Fold the top edge over the elastic band. Stitch it on and sew it.
This tutu is knee length – very Audrey Hepburn!
Step 8: Embelish it to your heart’s content!
Here is a quick picture tutorial: