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Old 04-18-2011, 06:59
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Default Re: Can anyone help with tutu sizes? I really messed up my first one.

Originally Posted by nekoda View Post
Ive usually ask my custom order customers the waist size, subtract two inches but do NOT sew ends until I am done JUST to be sure. I also do not tie the knots tightly on the elastic (it takes away the integrity of the elastic) but leave them to where I can slide a pinky under the knot. I always, regardless of size, safety pin my elastic around a new roll of paper towels, do my tutu ty'in, then adjust the length of the waist accordingly. This leaves me a nice flush backing and I can easily measure my progress and the length. Wish I could take credit for that but saw it on a tut somewhere.
If I showed you some of the tutus I did when I first started! OMG! *shame* Trial and error baby!! HTH!!
This is pretty much exactly how I do it. I never sew the waistband till after I have tied on almost all of the tulle. Then I can be sure the waist size is exact.
Sarah, Mama to Violet, and WAHM behind Punky Princesswear
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