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.
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.