Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas tutu

Every year I like to make something fun for my kids to wear to celebrate Christmas. This year I only got around to making something for my daughter, but I did make a tutorial for all of you to enjoy.

A Christmas tutu. Flirty and fun.

You will need:
-1/2 a yard of top fabric
-1/2 yard of middle fabric
-1/2 yard of bottom fabric
-1inch elastic

1. Cut the following strips of the fabric:
     -2 strips 3"x44" (top fabric)
     -2 strips 4"x44" (top fabric)
     -2 strips 5 1/2"x44" (middle fabric)
     -2 strips 6 1/2"x44" (bottom fabric)
 2. Fold 1 of the 3" strips in half lengthwise with wrong sides together. Iron flat. (This is the elastic casing).
3. Sew the other 3" strip to the raw edge of the folded strip using 1/4 inch seam. Press flat.
4. Sew each of the other strips to the matching strip at the end making 1 long 88" strip.
5. Turn under the bottom of each strip 1/4th inch, press, and another 1/4th inch. Sew the hem down.
6. Sew a gathering stitch at the top of each strip and gather the strips to match the elastic casing piece.
7. Pin all the pieces together to the bottom of the elastic casing piece. This is the difficult part making sure that all the pieces are pinned securely in place. (USE A LOT OF PINS).
8. Sew the strips to the elastic casing piece and press open.
9. Top stitch along the seam where the elastic casing piece meets the ruffles.
10. Pull your elastic through the elastic casing using a safety pin and sew at each end in place.
11. With right sides together pin the skirt along the raw edges matching up each ruffle. Sew the skirt together up the side. Flip your skirt right side out and you are FINISHED!

 

The perfect Christmas tutu for prancing and dancing during the holidays.




2 comments:

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Gorgeous tutu! It is tu-tu cute! :-)

T'onna
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Carla said...

SEEEWW Cute. Thanks for sharing.