There is nothing more girly than a fluffy frou-frou tutu, especially if you are shorter than 4 feet tall.
For my little girl’s 3rd birthday I made her a tutu and the delight on her face when she saw her special outfit to wear was priceless. And it was so easy to make. So easy, that I thought I would share my tutu dress tutorial with you all.
So of course I made her sister one as well, at the time she was only 2 weeks old and together they looked adorable! They are a soft mix of pink, apricot, lilac, white and pale pink.
After the party the tutu’s have been used for ballet and just because dress up days at home. You can see that the tulle becomes a little scrunched and ruffled as it is used but you can comb it out straight with your hands if you want to.
When I couldn’t find a fairytale style dress for my daughter to wear as flower girl recently I decided I’d just make my own. The hardest things about this were first of all getting a 3 year old to stand still long enough to measure her – good luck with that. And secondly, sourcing the materials I’d need. I found it hard to find both the rolls of tulle and the large crochet bands but the Internet is your friend and it is cheap and easy to order online. But here is what you are all waiting for, the tutu dress tutorial!
In the end she looked like a fairy tale princess and felt like one too. This is an easy project that is only as hard as you make it. You can keep it simple and just thread the tulle on and leave it at that or you can add whatever extra flourishes you would like.
I’d love to hear about your tutu creations, have you ever made one?
Let me know if you have any questions about the tutu dress tutorial.
Maybe your princess needs a crown – check out my tutorial on how to make your own felt crown.
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