IF you read the descriptions of her other dresses with empire waists, it says that it is double abnded, not just wrapped with a ribbon. I think what she did is used another length of elastic and wrapped the empire top around both to make it loop around both elastics, then did hte regular tutu for hte bottom part. (IF that makes sense, I am horrible as explaining htings). In one of the other descriptions pics-- you can see the "empire waist band". Cutest Santa dress!TuTu Dress w/Empire waist. 12mo-6yrs - eBay (item 250186983542 end time Feb-10-08 12:01:42 PST)
Look in hte last 2 pics, esp the black and white one. Coming out from under hte black ribbon, you can see hte band. HTH! I think I might try this...... One day. Maybe for my DD easter egg hunting!!