| | Re: How do you know when a tutu is "done" ?
You don't want to stretch the elastic too much; otherwise there won't be any give to it when someone wears it. When I make my tutus I stretch it just enough so when I pull on the elastic there are no spaces where you can see the elastic if it's stretched. The elastic keeps its shape and will still stretch. If you get it so tight it's not stretching anymore you've gone too far. As far as waist measurements. I've found using 7/8" no roll elastic that if I make it 5" less than the waist size I want it works perfectly. HTH