Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tutu Cute!

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When I saw this idea/tutorial from Kelly at Sewing in No Man’s Land, I knew it would make the perfect Christmas gift for my nieces. I gave it to one niece on Christmas, and the other three will receive theirs on New Year’s Day.

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I made mine a little differently than Kelly though. I sewed slightly wider strips of tulle onto the skirt base, and ruffled along the top edge rather than down the middle. This made for more of a cascading ruffles effect, which seemed a little more appropriate for older girls. I initially just sewed the ruffles on using my ruffler foot, but that stitching would pull out once the knit was stretched, so I went back over it with a zig zag stitch.

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I also made it just as a skirt with an elastic waist instead of attaching it to leggings so she can change out what color she wears it with. I gave her bright pink leggings, as seen on Christmas Eve, but like the look of the black leggings even better.

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I loved her ensemble (which she picked out) for when we bowled as a family a few days after Christmas!

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I think there must be few things cuter than a just-turned-four-year-old bowling with a big fluff of tulle for a skirt!

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4 comments:

  1. Love my girl!!! Thanks for making such a fun gift for her for Christmas!!!

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  2. Turned out very cute!! I love purple with grey. Found you through Someday Crafts. Would love for you to link this up to Trendy Tots at http://areal-lifehousewife.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-she-wore-wednesday-trendy-tots.html

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