| | Re: A Not-So-Full Tie Tutu?
A quick way to 'de-poof' is to steam it... It'll hang a little differently and be less poofy. Generally speaking, the tighter the knot, the more strips you're ending up using, and therefore the poofier it will be.
You can also try tying them looser, but with a double-knot so that it doesn't come out. More work tying, but the results are great!