Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tu - Tus

Would you like to see one of Chubby Fashionista's birthday gifts?
 
 
She already loves pink!


I've been making Tu - Tus for a while, but this pink and green one just might be my favorite!     

 
Well, maybe the little girl wearing it is my favorite! ;-) She's pretty special!
 
 
The yellow and black tu tu is for a baby shower in October.  If you would like to see the lil Super Model wearing, click HERE!

 
The traditional pastel tu tu was another baby shower gift this Summer.


Lavender and soft pink are so pretty together!



Polka dots just make me smile! 

 
So, here's my tu tu making method...
 
 I purchase one of the kits with the tube top and two colors of tulle already cut.  To that, I add a 10 yard roll of tulle in a complimetary color and usually some type of ribbon.
 
 
I pretty much follow the directions on the package.


 
My favorite pattern is
 
2 strips of one color from the kit
 
2 strips of the other color from the kit
 
1 strip of the added tulle


Repeat.

 
Keep going all the way around the tube top!
 
As for the ribbon, it gets used somewhere near the top. 
 
The dark pink ribbon is pretty wide and is threaded all the way around the top.
 
 
 
The white ribbon is laced back and forth up the front, kind of like a corset.
 
 
The black ribbon is just a simple bow.
 
 
There are so many tu tu tutorials (sorry, couldn't resist the pun) posted in blogland, I didn't spend much time on this tutorial.  If you have any questions, just let me know at 
 
stone (dot) cottage (dot) adv (at) cox (dot) net
 
I'll be glad to answer any questions!
 
Maybe this post will give you a new idea for all the sweet princesses in your life!  I'd love to hear about your favorite tu tus!
 
Sending you hugs!  ;-)  -Marci
 
 

36 comments:

  1. How adorable!!! I love tutus on little girls--can't wait to have a daughter so I can dress her in something like this! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Annie! My method is pretty simple since most of the tulle has already been cut! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! -Marci

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  2. You have such a beautiful house!!
    Do you live in the UK?

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! We are in Arkansas, USA. Please visit again soon! -Marci

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  3. Hi Marci, these are gorgeous. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Welcome, Chris! I'm so glad you found my blog! Thank you for the invitation to visit yours. I would love to! -Marci

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  4. What adorable tu tus. Very fun stuff and any little girl would love it.

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  5. All of these are so darn cute!! I would love for you to come link up your awesome blog to my Get Social link party that's live right now! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_22.html

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  6. I'm so glad that I'm following you! Your tutus are ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing your work:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Welcome, Katie! I hope this post gave you a new idea! -Marci

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  7. This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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    1. They are so fun to make! Thank you for visiting my blog! -Marci

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  8. Marci, these tutus look great! My personal favorite is the black and yellow, with the narrow black bow :) Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my autumn flower ball!

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    1. Thank you! I love the Autumn Flower Ball you made! You gave wonderful directions! -Marci

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  9. Aw these tutus are so cute! Any little girl would just love them. :-)

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  10. Very nice! I love the yellow and black one the most! Liz

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  11. Great tutorial! I love making tutus...they are just too fun! Featuring you tomorrow!

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    1. Oh, Kara!! Thank you!! Thank you!! How exciting! -Marci

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  12. Marci,
    These are the cutest tutu's. Great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/jasmine-body-butter-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Hi, Debi! Thank you! They are so much fun to make! -Marci

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  13. These tutus are fantastic! Where do you find tutu kits? I've not seen them before. I would love to make one for my grandniece for Christmas. Thank you so much for the inspiration, Marci. -Felicia

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    1. Hello, Felicia! I usually find the kits at Hobby Lobby, but sometimes they are in the craft section at Wal-Mart, too. A Tu Tu would be a perfect gift for Christmas! -Marci

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing this on my Themed blog & shop hop. I'll have to share this with my sister because my twin 7 year old nieces would love something like this!
    Thanks again
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com
    PS - your pun made me laugh :-)

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  15. Oh wow, these are all amazing. Great tutorial too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  16. I haven't seen a tutu make with the tube top before--what a great idea! Pinning! Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday.
    Amber @ http://www.applestoapplique.com/

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  17. Oh my daughters would love more Tu Tu's and the ones above are just beautiful. Many hours of play on the way.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  18. Hi Marci, I am gonna try this. My daughter is driving me crazy wanting to wear tutus all the time and this looks simple enough even for the non crafty mom like me :) Thank you for linking up at MaMade Blog Hop ;)

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  19. They are so cute! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  20. How cute! My granddaughter used to spend most of her time wearing various tutus! She'd probably love that pink and lavender one!

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  21. So cute! I have seen these but never made one myself, now I know how. Thanks for sharing it on Snickerdoodle sunday!

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