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Old 03-21-2008, 11:02
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Question for no-sew tutu ....

I am thinking of make tutu dress (possibly the halter dress type) for my daughter 1st birthday. I try to make something that she can wear for years to come too (later on.. might just be tutu skirt). :P

Anyway, my questions are:

- How wide of the strip should I cut for good full puffiness? I bought the 6 inches width spool. Can I just use 6" or cut it in 3" or so? If I can use 6" one, it would save a lot of time.

- For elastic, what size should I use? Is something like 3/8" good, or the bigger one is better? Is there any specific type I should use, or anything would be okay? (I bought one yesterday but I did not know what I was doing)

- For the ribbons wrapping around the waist band, how do you do it?

- For the prettiest fullness, is there any good advice? How about, putting a couple of strips together and knot at the same time?

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Default Re: Question about Tutu dress making

I do the strips 3 inches, but a lot of people do the full 6. I think the elastic I use is about an inch. For the ribbon you just wrap it in between each strip. Yes you could put two strips together to make it fuller. HTH
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Default Re: Question about Tutu dress making

I usually use the 6 inch strips, unless I have to buy off the bolt then I may cut to up to 9 inch. I usually use 3/4 non roll elastic, but have started using the elastic headbands and have great luck with those too. I like the way it looks when you tie them individually. I'm waiting for a day where the wind isn't gusting at 50 mph to get out and take pictures of Syd's newest tutu.
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I use 3/4 non roll also and I cut off the bolt I do 6 inch pieces and I do two together I have not made a dress yet it is on mylist one day when iam not so busy
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Default Re: Question about Tutu dress making

I haven't done a dress yet either, but want to. No-Roll elastic is essential to me. I get about 3/4". Also-- I do it in 6 inch wide strips. see the thread on here about the tulle cutting tip (wrapping it around a cokkie sheet ) for speedy cutting! I coulnd't believe how much time it saved!! Also-- I like them knotted with two strands in it, make it much fuller and prettier!!! Good Luck!!
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