i think i understand what you are saying. just wrap the "tie strip" around the original tulle strip twice and then pull the bottom of the tulle strip up b4 making the final knot in the tie strip? also, your tutus are gorgeous! if you don't mind me asking, about how long would you make your strips for a 2 year old? i think i've made mine a little too long but am hoping that the petti-tizing will make it look a little shorter... here's a pic of the one i just made for my daughters bday party this weekend.