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Tutu - How To Make A No-Sew Tutu Skirt For Your Little Girl

Updated on October 21, 2015
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Tutu - Setting The Trend

Every little girl's dream is to be dressed up as a princess. We see depictions of this on television and in movies. Even cartoon characters like "Princess Pea' in PBSKids Super Why, impresses these style of fashion on their very young audiences.

A friend of mine recently showed me the picture of her granddaughter, a six month old beauty in a studio portrait wearing a tutu. She looked adorable! But I know that baby girl didn't ask to be dressed up in that flowing outfit. It was all her mama's doing.

When it comes to wearing tutu, mothers of little girls all over are setting the trend. Ask any mother of an infant, toddler or little girl about the tutu, and they'll probably burst out in excitement about how they can't wait to get their baby girl in a tutu.

Moms everywhere are crazy for the tutu. They've somehow found a way to incorporate the tutu into every outing. You can sometimes find infant girls and toddlers dressed up in their tutus on Sunday at church, at the mall, toddling along their proud mama, at the park, at the airport, even at ball games. Tutus are also becoming the outfit of choice for little girl's studio portraits.

Tulle Ribbons - Need Only Cut the Length.
Tulle Ribbons - Need Only Cut the Length.
Sew-on Tutu. Sewn at the waist, then string in the elastic or ribbon.
Sew-on Tutu. Sewn at the waist, then string in the elastic or ribbon.

What's A Tutu?

A tutu is a skirt usually worn as a costume by little girls and adults in a ballet performance. It used to be that when one think of tutu, the image of a ballerina on tippy toes comes to mind. Not anymore! Today you'll find even infant babies who are not old enough to crawl, not alone stand on their tippy toes dressed up in tutus.

Tutus are made out of tulle fabric. Tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting fabric spurned out of various fibres, including silk, nylon, and rayon. Tulle fabric is commonly used for wedding gowns, prom gowns and veils.

The make-up of a tutu consists of a waistband and bodice. The bodice is a separate piece of the costume attached at the waistline or high on the hip; sometimes it's put together just with elastic tabs to allow for movement. The skirt itself, the part that hangs down, can be either a single layer, or multiple layers.

There are solid colored tutus and multi-colored ones too. Tutus styles and designs can go from being basic with no embellishment to being couture and sophisticated with lots of embelishments. Pre-designed store-bought tutus sometimes come embellished with ribbons, rhinestones, silk or fabric flowers, and pom-poms.

Why Not Make Your Little Girl A Tutu

If you've got some sewing skills on your sleeve, making your little girl her very own tutu might just be the way to go. All you need is a visit to your local fabric store to pick up all the essentials.

What you'll need:

  • Tulle Fabric - If you're using sheets of tulle, you'll need about two yards of your preferred color tulle. That is about 36" in length, and about 45" in height per yard. That's just about enough to make a tulle. You will have to do the cutting into desired tulle pieces for stringing. When you choose your tulle, choose the ones that is not rough on the skin. Soft, non-itchy or non-scratchy ones are better as it will not create a discomfort for your child. To save time on cutting the tulle, you can buy 6-inch wide tulle ribbons. With these, all that needs to be done is figure out the length you want and cut.
  • Elastic Band - You'll need this for the waist. Using elastic band will ensure that your child can grow into it as the elastic expands to your child growing waist. You can also use a ribbon for the waist. See video.
  • Ribbons, Buttons, Silk flowers etc. - Optional, but if you're looking to embellish your tulle with pretty, colorful things, then they are necessary.
  • Scissors - For cutting the tulle and ribbon etc.
  • Thread - For sewing the tulle at the waist and sides. Match thread to the tulle's color.

Once you have everything ready to go. Cut the tulle fabric, using the measurement guide below and let the sewing begin. For no-sew tulle, watch the accompanying video.

Tulle Skirt Measurement Guide

 
Waist - In Inches
Length (from the waist to right above the knee) - In Inches
Infant Size Tulle
Between 14" to 16" around
8"
Toddler Size Tulle
About 18" to 19" around
*Between 10" to 15" (depending on child's height)
Big Girls/Teen's Size Tulle
About 21" to 24" around
*Between 16" to 25" (depending on child's height)
*This measurements are not written in stone. Can be altered based on your child's body type and height.

How To Make A No-Sew Tutu On Ribbon Waist

Which would you be making, the no-sew tutu, or the sew-on tutu?

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Tutus For All Ages

There's a tutu out there for everyone of all ages. Infants, toddlers, little girls, teens, and even adults can sport this trendy fashion piece for those special or everyday occasion. Though tutus are usually worn by ballerinas, they are great for little girls dress-up costume chest. They also make for a cute flower girl outfit at trendy weddings.

Tutus can be found in most clothing stores that cater to infant and little girls outfits. Trendy custom-made tutus can be found on etsy marketplace. And if you're the crafty type, you can try making your own tutu for that little princess of yours. Make it in all color possible. You'll be making some little girl's princess dream a reality.

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Author: Comfort Babatola - © 2013

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    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      6 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @teaches12345 & angelbrownsuga - They really are adorable, and are easy to make too. Thanks y'all for stopping by and commenting!

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      angelbrownsuga 

      6 years ago

      This is really adorable.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      These are so adorable. I don't have any little girls to make these for at the moment, but if I did, this would be a great gift.

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