So I’ll admit this post is a bit delayed. It kinda got shoved under the bed and lost for a while. I found the pictures the other day and realized I didn’t post anything on my witch costume from Halloween. Lucky for you, you can use this blog post all year round. Change colors to make a ballerina tutu for your little girl or just if you want a tutu for romping around the house on a Saturday (I don’t judge).
Anyway, you’ll need a ribbon that is long enough to go around your waist and then have extra ribbon to tie it into a bow. Make a knot on each end of the ribbon where it meets when you put it around your waist. That way you’ll know where to put the tulle.
Once that’s done, roll your tulle up (the way they do it when you get it from the fabric store). so that it’s rolled up. Cut 2-inch strips and then unroll them. This will save you a ton of time.
Decide how long you want your tutu to be by measuring from your waist to where you want it to fall. Cut a strip of fabric a little more than double that length. Do the same with all other strips. You’ll then begin tying the strips to the ribbon, making the knot fall in the middle of your strip (so now when it’s tied on, it’s the length you wanted. The more strips you add, the fluffier it will get. I used a total of about 5 to 6 yards of tulle.