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:
-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)
-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.
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,