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Old 03-21-2010, 01:30
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Seems like I'm always putting out an SOS here I just finished my first tutu (purple ) and I'm starting my second one (pink ) they are soooo darn cute but I have a question. Do y'all use the "knotted" side as the outside or the inside? I thought I saw the knots on the outside but if that's the case I must be doing something wrong because mine looks so much better if I put the knots to the inside. It looks "flufflier" for some reason if the "smooth" side is out. So is there really a right side and a wrong side and if so...what am I doing wrong? Also on my knotted side I seem to have places where the elastic shows in some places on the smooth side it doesn't I've got the tulle pushed as close together as I would want it without it being way too full. I'm using 3/4" non-roll elastic and 6" spool tulle. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

OK Let me ask this...which knot do you use to tie your tulle to the elastic? Maybe I'm using the wrong knot. I have been using what I think is the larks head knot...a simple fold the tulle in half hold it under the elastic, slip both ends through the loop and pull it down tight. Is this the knot you are using? OR are you using a slip knot...which I really really really have never got the hang of, nor can I do a square knot or any other kind of knot ....I'm soooooooooooooooo knot challenged...I would never make a good sailor.

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Old 03-21-2010, 04:08
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:25
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Hmmm...I use a square knot. The knot you were talking about many people use but I don't have luck with it staying in place. I also use 6" tulle and 3/4 non-roll elastic. My knots are on the outside I guess you'd say but I don't have a problem with it showing anything.

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Old 03-21-2010, 05:53
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Thanks Michelle. My second tutu came out much better but it still looks better if the knots are on the inside rather than the outside. I don't know why that is happening, must be the way I'm looping/tying the knot. I guess I'll need to brush up on my knot tying. I'll need to learn how to make those square knots etc...I always end up with a mess...I'm lucky I can tie my shoes LOL

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Old 03-21-2010, 05:59
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Michelle, just visited your web site. I LOVE your tutus.

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Old 03-21-2010, 06:34
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Seems like I'm always putting out an SOS here I just finished my first tutu (purple ) and I'm starting my second one (pink ) they are soooo darn cute but I have a question. Do y'all use the "knotted" side as the outside or the inside? I thought I saw the knots on the outside but if that's the case I must be doing something wrong because mine looks so much better if I put the knots to the inside. It looks "flufflier" for some reason if the "smooth" side is out. So is there really a right side and a wrong side and if so...what am I doing wrong? Also on my knotted side I seem to have places where the elastic shows in some places on the smooth side it doesn't I've got the tulle pushed as close together as I would want it without it being way too full. I'm using 3/4" non-roll elastic and 6" spool tulle. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

OK Let me ask this...which knot do you use to tie your tulle to the elastic? Maybe I'm using the wrong knot. I have been using what I think is the larks head knot...a simple fold the tulle in half hold it under the elastic, slip both ends through the loop and pull it down tight. Is this the knot you are using? OR are you using a slip knot...which I really really really have never got the hang of, nor can I do a square knot or any other kind of knot ....I'm soooooooooooooooo knot challenged...I would never make a good sailor.

Diane
Sounds like I use the same knotting technique as you - on a 3/4" waistband. I also had the same feeling about the knots - the waistband showing etc. and sell them as knots on the inside - been doing them like that for a little over a year . Just look better to me!
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Thanks Diane!
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I actually turn mine inside out once I'm done. Just like the way they look better.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:47
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Thanks Jill, Looks better to me with the knots on the inside too, but all the instructions seem to say "knots on the outside". I asked a couple friends tonight which they thought looked better and they said knots on the inside. So for me it will be knots on the inside. I think it is a matter of personal preference.
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Sounds like I use the same knotting technique as you - on a 3/4" waistband. I also had the same feeling about the knots - the waistband showing etc. and sell them as knots on the inside - been doing them like that for a little over a year . Just look better to me!
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I do the same knot as you and I love them I have not had one come un- done and everyone loves them it's important to make the knot really tight and small but not so small that you squeeze the elastic. You also want to keep your strips at the top really thin so you can fit more strips of tulle. I flip mine around when done knots in. I use 1/2" no roll elastic on infant/toddler size and 3/4" on sizes 5 and up.
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