Friday, January 6, 2012
Having a girl has definitely been a journey for me. I was never, ever girly. I never had pink in my wardrobe or appreciated anything in that genre for that matter. Well my daughter is definitely a girly girl. She struts around in shoes whenever she can, which usually means she's mesmerized whenever she is at someone else's home because I only own 3 pairs total, 2 of them are Skechers! lol
My daughter demands to wear pretty approved clothing by her, to include her socks and she is only 2! She has a very good sense of style for a 2 year old, lol. So about a year ago when I sensed this coming I began looking at tutus. OMG was I stunned at how beautiful these little wonders are!! Along with that shock, was my shock at the price sticker. I wanted to have her 2 yr old party theme Terrible Tutus - however this particular themed tutu cost $85.00 for a tutu that could only be worn for 6 months and that is if she actually wore it everyday. Are you kidding me?
So thus began my search for the ability to make her one myself. Now, I can be crafty. But for some reason I have never possessed the ability to sew. Not by hand nor by machine. I am just sew an idiot, lol, sorry couldn't resist that one.
So I found the no sew technique, got 2 colors in shades of purple and pink to cover most of everything in her wardrobe, found tulle on sale when I want to Joann Fabrics and bought a 2 inch thick ribbon that sized up for a 4 year old's waist. That way, I could tie it tight until she is that waist size and won't need to make another until she hits size 4 or needs them in other colors.
All and all, I spent just about $10 and it took me about an hour (and this was long compared to most averages - I am a perfectionist especially if I have never done it before) to create my daughter's tutu!