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Monday, October 25, 2010


You all voted on what you thought I should be for Halloween! And the winner is...


Here I will show you how I made my costume!

To make a tutu, you're going to need these three things.



And tulle. 

Lots and LOTS of tulle. 

I used about 16 yards of fabric. But I wanted my tutu to be longer and I have big ol' hips. So there is room for adjustment.

1. You are going to need to cut a length of ribbon that will fit around your hips. Be sure to add a little extra so that you can tie it into a bow.

2. You now need to cut your strips of fabric.

I found it easiest if you cut off about a yard and fold it. It made cutting the strips so much easier. I didn't bother with measuring. I just estimated about three inch strips of fabric.

Once you have your strips cut, you are ready for the next step!

3. Take one strip of tulle and fold it in half. Lay it over the ribbon like so. You will bring the tails UNDER the ribbon and through the little hoop.

It should look something like this.

Then just pull tight and repeat the third step until your ribbon is covered with strips of tulle!

Now you're done!

Add some black tights, and a black shirt and you're good to go.

Feel free to add some red accessories as well to spice it up!

And add another pop of red with some Chucks!

13 Thoughts:

AmberLaShell said...

very cute! it would look great too with some red polka dots on the shirt,,, but i love polka dots and i know not everyone does :)

theTsaritsa said...

I love this! I love that you made it yourself and that you were cool enough to show us how you did it :) Happy Halloween!!

Smart Ass Sara said...

I freaking want one!!! But I'm too lazy to make one. HAHA! :)

Paige said...

i fucking love it!

daniela said...

Omg you're teaching me how to make a tutu?! I freakin' heart you girl!
I think i'm gonna make one just because :)

Utah Mom said...

Very cute. I made my girls tutus last Halloween. I did it the same way but used elastic since they were little. I get to make another one this week. I think you look fabulous.

Little Debi said...

LOVE it! If I were you I would put black polka dots on the tutu just so it will be more obvious the you're a lady bug. :]

Denise said...

So cute! Are you going to put black dots on your cheeks?

Lizzie said...

Fricking adorable. I love tulle!!

Riley Carson said...

I second the red polka dots on the shirt! But so cute!

Cecilly said...

SUPER adorabley!!! Could you share with me how you became so AWESOME?! And help me with my [lame] blog? I saw you did Nashelle's, and it is super cute, too!!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the tutu skirt. Would look even more like a lady bug if you had lady bug eyes worn on your head or some polka dots :)

Anonymous said...

You look fantastic!