No Sew Tutu

Yesterday Jamie and I made a no sew tutu for her daughter Mackenzie. It was for a last minute Halloween costume. We had so much fun making it. I was surprised that it only took about an hour to make the no sew tutu.

We cut the 7/8 inch grosgrain ribbon about 14 inches longer than her waste. About 7 inches in on each end of the ribbon we made a knot. We cut the tulle about 25 inches in length then folded it in half. I took the loop of the tulle underneath the ribbon and pulled the ends through the loop knotting it like so. We alternated between hot pink, baby pink, black, purple, and mint green tulle until it was full between the knots. I had all the supplies in my stash so it didn’t cost us a penny. When Mackenzie got home from school we had her try it on. Sweet success she loved it.

She wanted to tie it in the front. She marches to the beat of her own drum. Her moms words not mine. Next time I would make the ties a little bit longer.

My next project is a firefighter themed baby quilt for a customer. This is the fabric I have picked out so far.

I am going to buy some orange and yellow to go with the flames and get to cutting. Pictures will be posted next week of the finished baby quilt.

Tutu Shirts

I  made these tutu shirts this weekend. The first one is for my niece Emily. You wouldn’t believe how cheap the shirt was. I was looking at shirts on the clearance rack. The tag said $5.99. It rang up on sale for. $0.54. Cheaper than the thrift stores. I love a good deal. 

This tutu shirt I am going to list in My Etsy Shop once I finish it. I have a few more things I want to add to it and make a hair bow to go with it. That means going shopping. 🙂

Tutus for the Elementary School

Here are some pictures of the tutus I whipped up for my sister in law Mary. She is the PTO president for one of the 4 elementary schools here in Florence. My niece Emily was in the Christmas school play. The girls were sugar plum fairies. She needed a few more tutus but the cost of buying them was a lot more than she wanted to pay. She was on a tight budget and needed them fast. Hobby Lobby had the tulle on sale for 77 cents a yard. So of course I had to come to the rescue. I know they aren’t super full and bouncy. I think they were going for a more graceful tutu. I have a hard time saying NO.