I have always wanted to make a pretty tutu or ‘princess’ skirt for my daughter so I was overjoyed to see this simple no sew explanation at a site I frequent- Mom Tried It
It was so easy we actually made 3 .
10 yds Tulle (MomTriedIt recommended 10 yards for one but depending on the width less may be required.)
For a two-coloured tutus you would get 5yds of one colour and 5yds of the other. We used red and pink for two and all pink
3/4 – 1 inch wide elastic – I used just under 3 yds (measure your child’s waist to determine how much will be required.)
I followed the instructions at Mom Tried It almost to a T.
Lay out entire tulle on a flat surface.
Fold/roll tulle 4 inches wide. ( I used a ruler to measure the width)
Cut the sides (For me this part was kind of tedious but that was because the tulle I bought was incredibly wide )
This would leave you with strips of tulle.
After measuring the elastic around your child’s waist
Tie the ends of the elastic. (This will be the band of the skirt)
Take a strip of tulle and double knot onto the elastic.
Continue tying/knotting tulle strips until the entire elastic band is covered.
A wonderful trick that Mom Tried It suggests –is to just slip the elastic on your leg up to your thigh this easily holds the elastic while knotting the strips. Worked like a charm
The daughter and I did these together well the tying and knotting, but I didn’t get any pictures I only just realized I should have gotten the son to help out with that. Oh well.
These skirts have been a source of great delight for all three princesses
For full instructions and pictures click here