Here is how they are done.
1st gather your materials. We used 6 yrds, which is 8+ meters of tulle. Remember this is for an adult not a toddler. We used ribbon as the waist band but you could use elastic. Scissors and a ruler or measuring tape.
Decide how long you want the tutu to be and then double it and then add 2" for the knot. Next we cut the tulle in 24" strips as it was easier to move it around.Next we rolled up up and cut it at 4" strips. We rolled it just for easier cutting. I like easier.Next you measure your daughters waist and add enough to tie a bow. Knot each end where the ribbon meets around her waist. If you are using elastic take off 2". Then here is the L O N G part. You have to tie each strip to the ribbon. You can either tie it, or what I did was loop it. Take your strip of tulle, half it, then at the half way mark take the ends of the tulle and pull them through the opening (your ribbon will be in between this) pull gently until it is tight around the ribbon.Here it is all done. It took about 2 hours to complete. If you look closely you can see where the knots are on the ribbon.
And here it is on my model.
Ashley wanted white, Heather wants black and Kristy wants purple and white. We only did the one tonight. I think I will get the girls to do the knotting on the next ones. Cute eh?
My SIL has done my dad's income tax for the last 3 yrs. She refuses to take any money for it. So my dad makes me take her out for lunch. So tomorrow Sharon and I are going to Montana's for lunch and 4 cheese spinach dip and I get Chicken Alfredo. I think it would have been cheaper for dad to pay her LOL. But this way I get lunch too. Yummy.
I think I am getting another cold sore under my nose. Hate those things. Gross.
So what did you do today to make you feel proud?