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ordi5103 07-04-2010 02:27

AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
It seems like no matter what I use for the waistband of a tutu it always rolls in half on me. Even no-roll elastic!! :wallbash: Am I just pulling too tight?!? What is the secret?!?! It makes me so frustrated!! I look at these cute pics of tutus with perfect elastic waistband and I am jealous. -_-
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Ok, don't laugh, but here are the first pics. As soon as I took them, I undid everything to start over. I ended up doing knots because I just coulnd't get it. I like the knots and I think it is just as easy or easier - and I can do it!!! I will do a little photo shoot with dd to show off the new version tomorrow!! It took me forever though!!
Before...
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After...
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avli123 07-04-2010 03:05

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
Are you knotting the tutu, or sewing? I have made a tutu by knotting the tulle aroung the elastic. If you pull too tight it will roll. Just make sure the elastic is always flat after making your knots. HTH

Spotts71 07-04-2010 03:12

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
I wish I could help with that. That happened to me also. I haven't made another since cuz I couldn't figure out what I did wrong so I'd like info on this also. My nieces would love me extra for it. Lol

ordi5103 07-04-2010 03:28

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
I don't sew. I loop the tulle through and pull it. I like them tight...looks better and more secure. How do I make the tight knots without pulling the elastic? How do I keep it flat? Can I just hold the edge of the elastic to keep the knot there?!?...or use a clip or pin to keep it there? Does that makes sense?? Do i need to try to use the square knot instead of the loop through?

bibbidibobbidi 07-04-2010 04:08

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
I use a loop knot, I make my tutus very full, I use just one piece of tulle at a time, that way you can pull the knot tight without all the bulk. I cram as much tulle on the elastic as I can to give the full look.

I use my thumb in between the knot and the elastic to pull the knot into the correct place and tighten it.

ordi5103 07-04-2010 04:10

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bibbidibobbidi (Post 619821)
I use a loop knot, I make my tutus very full, I use just one piece of tulle at a time, that way you can pull the knot tight without all the bulk. I cram as much tulle on the elastic as I can to give the full look.

I use my thumb in between the knot and the elastic to pull the knot into the correct place and tighten it.

That may be the problem. I use two or three pieces for a layer. Maybe try one and just cram a ton on!?!?!?...I can do that. I think I get what you mean with your thumb. I started one at home so maybe I will take it apart and try one at at time using my thumb.

bibbidibobbidi 07-04-2010 04:17

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ordi5103 (Post 619825)
That may be the problem. I use two or three pieces for a layer. Maybe try one and just cram a ton on!?!?!?...I can do that. I think I get what you mean with your thumb. I started one at home so maybe I will take it apart and try one at at time using my thumb.

Good luck! I always get a nice clean waist band using one piece at a time, I use about 75 yards of tulle in my tutus.
Post a pic when you are done!

ordi5103 07-04-2010 04:25

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bibbidibobbidi (Post 619832)
Good luck! I always get a nice clean waist band using one piece at a time, I use about 75 yards of tulle in my tutus.
Post a pic when you are done!

I haven't made too many, but have always used three pieces. I know I didn't use that many yards. I had three colors and didn't use the full 25y spools - it was probably close though. The one that I am talking about is one that I was trying to make for my dd for the 4th. It didn't get done. :wallbash: lol!! I was getting frustrated with the elastic so I just left it on the table when I left for the weekend. When I get home, I will take it apart and start again. I will take pics for sure!! Hope I can get it to look right!!

ordi5103 07-05-2010 10:09

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
Added pics of my three layer loop. I ended up doing knots and really like it. I will add those pics tomorrow when I get a chance to take a few of my dd in the tutu.

momof3girls123 07-05-2010 10:23

Re: AGGG, rolling elastic in tutu band?!?!
 
I have an object that I use as a spacer when I tie my knots. This way the elastic doesn't roll and each knot has the same amount of space in the hole. I also use just 1 piece. The knot I use depends on how long the tutu is. I think the box knot looks great on a short and sassy one and the slip knot makes the longer tutus flow better. HTH


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