Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Too Cute Tutu

I love girly girl things, which is funny because I wasn't overly girly girl when I was a kid nor am I personally.  I like the girly things but if you looked at me you probably wouldn't guess that I do.

I'm crazy over tutus.  If I could get away with wearing one and #1 look cute and #2 not be hauled away to the crazy bin, I would wear one ALL the time.  

But I can't, so I don't.

That doesn't stop me from making my very first tutu ever for my friend's 1 year old daughter.  My friend lives out of New England and this is the first time I'm meeting her little girl, I am very excited.  So this meeting gave me an excuse to make a tutu.  

I googled a bunch of tutorials to find the instructions, there are 1,000s of them out there.  I even bought a tutorial from Etsy today to make different styles, stay tuned for how those turn out.  

The best part is that I only used my dreaded sewing machine to sew the elastic into a loop and I could have even sewn that by hand.  Dreaded sewing machine only because I'm not at all confident in my sewing skills.

Now I didn't have the little girl available to measure so I googled until I found some measurements, one said 17inches for 12 month old.  I asked little girl's Mom and she is in 12 month sizes right now so I went with that.  I think the 17 inches is waaaaay too big but I don't have kids so I could be crazy.  Other tutorials said measure your child's waist and then take away an inch, others said measure the waist and add two inches.  

Confused?  So was I.  My solution to the problem was to call my Mom, ask her what she thought of the 17inches and she said go for it.  My back up solution is to bring a safety pin so that we can pin any excess elastic if it's too big for little girl.  Heck, she will grow into it.

I think with my next tutu I am going to try the ribbon waist where you just tie, it's kind of like a tutu apron I guess.  I'm tutu crazy now so I expect I will be making a lot of these.  We know three pregnant people right now and one is having a boy, let's hope the other two have girls so I have someone to give these future tutus.

Are you ready to see my creation?  
Adorable!

I bought the shirt but I have hopes of learning how to applique in the very near future.

 I did not sew the tutu to the shirt, I figure little girl can grow with this tutu a bit so the shirt will change.
I just safety pinned the tutu to the shirt for picture taking purposes.

I'm super happy with how this turned out and I'm already scheming my next tutu.  Hmmm...wonder if my kitty, Ruby would wear one?  Just kidding!!!  
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28 comments:

BabyDealsDujour said...

I am in love with your blog!

Found you at the hop and now following from http://BabyDealsDujour.com/blog
We track all of the daily baby deals and list them in real-time. Would love for you to stop by and follow back!

Leslie said...

Thank you so much!!! I'm on my way to your blog.

debs said...

Hi Leslie...so happy you joined the newbie party. Please add my link that so others know. I would love to have girly girls...I have two rough and tough boys!

Penny of This-N-That said...

This is so cute, I just made one about a week ago and I love how you used so many different colors, I only used two. I may have to try another one adding some more colors.

Penny

Leslie said...

@ Debs - link has been added. Duh. I totally forgot.

@ Penny - Thank you!! I think I might like brighter colors next time but that is just my personal preference.

Allison Nicole said...

Hey Leslie! I'm your newest follower from Debbie's! Hope you'll follow me back. LOVE the tutu, wish 1 of my girls were young enough to wear one! Allison :)

Andrea said...

I love the tutu! I've been scheming to make one and haven't decided on a pattern yet. I know I want something EASY! I'm following to see what else you're up to. Hope you'll come check out my blog too!
www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

@ Allison Nicole - I wish I was young enough to wear a tutu! LOL.

@Andrea - This tutu was super super easy. I can't wait to make another one.

Beth Anne McCann said...

Cute! I'm following you from Follow Me Wednesdays! Check my blog out:

http://flowingcreativity.blogspot.com/

See ya!

Mary said...

The Tutu is so darn cute!

Mary/SweepingMe

Heidi said...

Oh Wow! How adorable! You're blog is so cute, and thanks for following my blog too!

Melanie McFadden @ The McMommy Diaries said...

Hi there! I'm just dropping in to let you know I chose you for the Stylish Blogger Award!! Visit my post for details here: You're a Stylish Blogger Award Winner! :)

Jamie said...

What a great little tutu. You have such a wonderful blog. I decided to award you with The Versatile Award. Hop on over to my blog to claim your prize. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Melanie & Jamie - Thank you so much for the awards!!!

Monica said...

Love this!!
Stopping by to meet a new friend and follow.
Please stop by and visit mine. Fab Friends Friday.

http://giftsbyamotherstouch.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Mothers-Touch/145287092196864
Thanks.

Jet-Setting Divas said...

That's really cute! My godchild would look cute in something like that! Found you on FTLOB! Hope you will check out our blog as well!

http://jetsettingdivas.blogspot.com

posidanielle said...

That tutu is so adorable!! I would wear one too if I could!! I love it!! I am going to make a tutu for my daughter's birthday outfit this year! Maybe I will make a matching one for me haha.
I hope that you have a fabulous day!

Jodi Lebrun said...

What a cute blog and great idea for the tutu! I just bought one off Etsy for my 10 mth old and that is a great idea for it! Following you now from fab friend friday. I'm at, if you'd like:

http://livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-looking-for-guest-fitness-bloggers.html

Melanie said...

This is a super cute colorful tutu! I made one for a friend's daughter, but I like yours way more! I found you through Debbiedoo's and am now a follower. I would love for you to come check out my blog as well!

Melanie
youmadethat.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

The tutu is really cute. I make them as well. They are so fun and little girls love them.
I love your blog design. So girly and pink!!! :)
I'm a new follower
From Mommy to Calm Insanity

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