Monday, October 11, 2010

A Tutu and Headband For Rian

After seeing a few tutu's and tutorials on them while browsing through blog world, I decided to try to make one myself.  Not for myself mind you, but for the sweetest baby girl there ever was.  At least in this mama's opinion.

I went to Joann's and searched through their tulle.  Picked out 2 colors I liked, and some elastic. I cut the tulle into strips.  I wanted mine to be about 7-8 inches long so I cut my tulle in strips about 1 inch by 15-16 inches and folded them in half. (I know it might be long for Rian, but I want it to be something she can play with when she gets bigger too.)

I measured Rian's waist and then cut my elastic a little longer.  I just hand sewed the ends of the elastic together, and then got started on tying the tulle to the elastic band.  I put the piece of elastic around my leg to make it easier to add the tulle.

After pulling it tight I added other pieces and slid them next to each other after tying each one.

When I was almost done it looked like this...

I added a ribbon to the back of mine and tied it into a bow to finish it off.

To go along with her tutu I made her a a matching flower headband using left over felt, elastic, and tulle.
I used this tutorial for the rose.

After making the rose, I cut a couple of small pieces of tulle and two felt leaves.  I hot glued the leaves and tulle together and then hot glued them to the rose.  Next I cut a piece of elastic to fit around Rian's head, and hot glued the ends together.  I then hot glued the flower piece to the elastic, over the place where the ends were glued together so I could cover that up.

If only she hadn't fallen asleep I would have been able to use her to model both pieces.  This is going to be her "Halloween" Costume, or in our house her "Fall/Harvest fest" costume.