DARE TO WEAR: MOMMY & ME DOUBLE LAYERED TUTUS

Mommy and me tutu the pink joy teal and teal diy tulle skirt 1

I know this has been long overdue. But up by popular demand, here is yet another DIY tutu. This time around, I decided to make double layered mommy and me tutus for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I commemorated our special day by creating similar tutus for both my daughter and I. Since the color scheme for her birthday party  was teal, hot pink and yellow, I figured making tutus with just teal and pink would be fantastically bold. So in an effort not seem too matchy matchy, I created a teal-and-pink tutu for her and a pink-and-teal tutu for myself :). Here is a quick instruction guide on how I created the double layered tutu for my baby and I:

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Materials used:

-2 rolls of 6 inch tulle for my daughter’s tutu (1 roll per color)

-6 rolls of 6 inch tulle for my tutu (3 rolls per color)

-Measuring tape

-Sharp scissors

-Half an inch of no-roll elastic band

-Needle and  thread

Step 1: I took our waist measurements and cut out the elastic band accordingly. For each cut elastic band, I made an elastic circle by bringing both ends together, overlapped half an inch and stitched together.

Step 2: I then measured how long I wanted each tutu to be, doubling the size and adding an extra inch to the measurement. For instance, for a length of 10, I multiplied it by 2 (10 x 2= 20) and added an extra inch (20 + 1=21). As a result, I cut the tulle into strips 21 inches long.

Step 3: As I prepared to tie the tulle strip into the circled elastic band, I folded the tulle strip in half and made sure the ends were even. I held the folded tulle strip in front of the elastic band and tied it to the elastic using a slip knot (bringing the raw ends of the tulle around the elastic band through the loop of the tulle and tightening the knot). To tighten the knot of the tulle, I put the tip of my thumb inside the knot and pulled the raw ends of the tulle. I made sure to make the knots tight enough so as to avoid them from coming loose. To give the tutu the 2 layer effect,  I cut my tulle into 2 different sizes. For instance, for my daughter’s tutu, the top layer (teal) was cut 1/2 the length of the bottom layer (pink). While for my tutu, I cut the top layer (pink) to be 4/5 the length of the bottom layer (teal). In addition, I tied one pink tulle strip upside up and tied the the teal tulle the other way, downside down. I tied the pink strip up, teal strip down, pink strip up, teal strip down…and so on and so forth.

Mommy and me tutu the pink joy teal and teal diy tulle skirt 2

Mommy and me the pink joy double layered tutu 1

Mommy and me tutu the pink joy teal and teal diy tulle skirt 3

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Mommy and me tutu the pink joy teal and teal diy tulle skirt 6

Mommy and me tutu the pink joy teal and teal diy tulle skirt 7

Photo Credit: By Petronella Photography

Tutus: DIY| Necklaces: JCrew| Earrings: Vintage| Mom’s Shoes: Rock & Republic|

That’s all folks. Mommy & me tutus :). Is this a look you would dare to wear?

Enjoy life joyously & deliciously,

Xoxo

The PinkJoy

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4 comments on DARE TO WEAR: MOMMY & ME DOUBLE LAYERED TUTUS

  1. Rachel
    March 27, 2014 at 9:49 pm (3 years ago)

    This is such a great idea! I been meaning to use some tulle for a DIY tutu

    Reply

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