Today I wanted to share one of my other crafty passions. Being a house full of little girls, WE LOVE A GOOD TUTU!! In my first years of Mommyhood, I used to buy tutus for my daughter and they are not cheap. They were however made very cheaply and never lasted more then a month or two. Enter child #2, another little girl and I decided I would never pay for a tutu again! So I bought a bunch of tulle and we now make our own, ones that can get used hard and still stay together. For Christmas this past year, I made tutus for every little girl on our gift list. My daughters put special orders in for the new ones they wanted but I kept telling them that we were making them for their friends/family. They were bummed because they wanted a new one soooooo bad! I did of course make them each one on Christmas Eve, so they were thrilled Christmas morning to each receive one in their special order colors! I do not have the pictures of them together in them, but I will post it once I get the pics from my sister.
Well, tonight we have a Birthday Party for a little girl in one of my daughter's preschool class. Yesterday when I asked my daughter what she wanted to get her, she said she wanted to make her a tutu! Despite being very short on time and tulle, I was able to whip this one up for the birthday girl!
Of course my oldest had to model it for everyone! This is my favorite style to make. I have found that tying off the ends keeps them from fraying and I think it really gives it a pixie look! I'm not sure if Craft Us Crazy is still running the Anything Goes Challenge but I will try to link this. I'm off to make a card for the Birthday Girl. Have a great day!