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Old 01-12-2011, 01:00
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Hello all,

I have to make a tutu and I'm wondering how do you all go about sizing? I don't know her waist size or anything as it is a friend ordering it for a gift. They don't want to measure her and it give it away. I do know she is 7. What should I use to make the tutu. It would be my first "bigger girl" tutu.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:14
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Is it safe to assume that if this 7 year old "ran large" (or small) that they would tell you?

If so then there are a variety of sources with info on what the average waist size of a 7 year old would be.

I checked a few and didn't come up with one precise number but my guess based upon what I found is that 22" or 23" is probably about right.

The first source is a size chart at the Yahoo Group "Tutu Tips", unfortunately size 7 hasn't been filled in but they do give 5/6 as 22", which is somewhat consistent with size info I found on other charts.

I can link the other two sources I found but you need to be a Tutu Tips member to access their chart. See below.

Tutu Tips: Yahoo Group - 2nd size chart file, in pdf format (the first chart only goes to size 5)
5/6 waist 22"; tulle strip length 13 1/2” x 2 = 18” (that should probably be 28”)
7/8 ?? 23 1/2??
8/9 waist 25”; tulle strip length ??

MarieLynn Boutique - Tutu size chart
4 & 5: 21”
6 & 7: 22”

Small Size 7 - Bust 26" (66cm) , Waist 23" (58.4cm) , Hips 28" (71cm)

Butterick - Girl’s Size chart
23” waist


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Old 01-12-2011, 09:32
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Unfortunately, none of these give a recommended tutu length, not even Yahoo's Tutu Tips.

My guess is that you should use 29" or 30" tulle strips for a 14" or 14 1/2" long skirt ... assuming that you are losing some length because you are tying the strips.

Keeping in mind that the Tutu Tip chart recommends a 13 1/2" length for a 5 or 6 year old.

But 14" may be too short if this 7 year old is on the taller side.

Good luck,
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Thank you for your response! I do know she said to make it 14" long because she is on the taller side so I hope I get it perfect for her!
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I'm glad I could help. I'm sure it will be beautiful.

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I was wondering if you could give me the link to the yahoo tutu group? I tried to google it but I couldn't the one you were talking about. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:51
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Here is what I use and it also gives lengths

***Itty Bitties***0-6 Months: (Skirt Length)8" (Waist Measurement)10-13" 6-12 Months: (Skirt Length)9" (Waist Measurement)14-16" 12-24 MonthsSkirt Length)11" (Waist Measurement)16-18"

***Toddlers***2-3 Toddler: (Skirt Length)13" (Waist Measurement)18-20" 4-5 Toddler: (Skirt Length)14" (Waist Measurement)20-22"

***Big Sister ***6/7 Child: (Skirt Length)16" (Waist Measurement)22"-24" 8/10 ChildSkirt Length)17" (Waist Measurement)24"-25"

***Teens**10/12 Tween: (Skirt Length)19" (Waist Measurement)25"Small Teen: (Skirt Length)21" (Waist Measurement) Custom Medium Teen: (Skirt Length)23" (Waist Measurement) Custom Large Teen: (Skirt Length)25" (Waist Measurement) Custom

***NEVER Tutu Old**Adult Tutu Haute Tutus: (ALL CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER)

***Tutu Adorable Tutu Dresses*** Size Chest Measurement Tea Length Dress Full Length Dress Newborn 10"-13" 15" 20" 6 Months 14"-16" 17" 22" 12 Months 18" 19" 24" 18 Months 19" 21" 26" 24 Months 20"-21" 23" 28"

Size Bust Measurement Tea Length Dress Full Length Dress 2 Toddler 22" 25" 30" 3 Toddler 23" 26" 32" 4 Toddler 24" 28" 34" 5 Toddler 25" 29" 36" Children's 6 26" 31" 38" Children's 7 27" 32" 40" Tween 8 28" 34" 42" Tween 10 30" 37" 44" Tween 12 31" 40" 46"

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Thank you for this!!!
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