| | Re: Can anyone help with tutu sizes? I really messed up my first one.
You should always start with 3-4" LESS than you want it to end up since stretching just normally happens when you're making it. I had so many in the beginning that near the very end, I'd just squish the tulle on either side, cut off inches of elastic and sew the ends together to make it the right size.
Putting it on the chair may have stretched it out too. Ribbon wrapping shouldn't have but it all depends on if you stretched it while doing that too.
I have no idea what size 36" waist would be. I'm sure someone else can help. You'll learn as you go along. Believe me, nobody made the perfect tutu the first time!