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Old 01-21-2011, 07:36
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I am having my first show this year. I was thinking of getting a few tutu's. My question is this.... I was looking at the tutu's on tdazzled.com. When you buy the tutu's do you add to them or do you sell them as is? I have never experimented with them and would only use as show fillers.
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I would just make them....they're really easy and inexpensive to make yourself! Just a thought.

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I always make my own tutu's too.
Easy to crank out a few during the week wihle you watch your favorite shows!
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I always make my own tutu's too.
Easy to crank out a few during the week wihle you watch your favorite shows!
Really!? Is there a tut somewhere for free or for sale?
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Really!? Is there a tut somewhere for free or for sale?
You tube! Type in how to make a tutu. Here is one I just made from using the directions in youtube. BUT I would like to know how they get them to stick straight out. I used 70 12" pieces of 6" wide tulle. That makes a tutu for a size 2ish 3T at a length of 10" using a 1" elastic. Hope it doesn't sound confusing. If anyone want to jump in and help be my guest
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You tube! Type in how to make a tutu. Here is one I just made from using the directions in youtube. BUT I would like to know how they get them to stick straight out. I used 70 12" pieces of 6" wide tulle. That makes a tutu for a size 2ish 3T at a length of 10" using a 1" elastic. Hope it doesn't sound confusing. If anyone want to jump in and help be my guest
AWESOME! Thanks so much!
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If you want them really poofy, like the ballerina ones that stick out.....
When I do mine,
1.) I figure the length I want the tutu to be, double that number, and add 1 inch.
2.) then I stack 3-4 pieces of the 6 inch tulle strips cut to my length
3.) next I use the slip knot method, keeping all 4 pieces staked
4.) make sure you use 3/4 or 1 inch, no-roll elastic, and when you pull the slip knot put your thumb in there to tighten it so you don't pull too much on the elastic to stretch it out.
5.) then do the up/down method..every other slip knot goes up or down.
6.) then separate your tulle and trim it so it's the same length
really load up your elastic WITHOUT stretching it.
that's how you get the really big full ones.
For these I use about 200-250 yards of the 6 inch tulle, for the average sizes of about age 2-6. Younger you can use less and older more.
But you don't need this much if you want a tutu that lays down more or doesn't have as many layers.

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If you want them really poofy, like the ballerina ones that stick out.....
When I do mine,
1.) I figure the length I want the tutu to be, double that number, and add 1 inch.
2.) then I stack 3/4 pieces of the 6 inch tulle strips cut to my length
3.) next I use the slip knot method, keeping all 4 pieces staked
4.) make sure you use 3/4 or 1 inch, no-roll elastic, and when you pull the slip knot put your thumb in there to tighten it so you don't pull too much on the elastic to stretch it out.
5.) then do the up/down method..every other slip knot goes up or down.
6.) then separate your tulle and trim it so it's the same length
really load up your elastic WITHOUT stretching it.
that's how you get the really big full ones.
For these I use about 200-250 yards of the 6 inch tulle, for the average sizes of about age 2-6. Younger you can use less and older more.
But you don't need this much if you want a tutu that lays down more or doesn't have as many layers.

HTH
Hey, Mika, can you explain #5? I have no idea what that is...never heard of it. Thanks!
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Hi Lori,

Well, you know when you do all your knots and line them up side by side?
Instead of side by side knots, if you kind of pull one knot toward the top of the elastic and then the next knot pull it toward the bottom of the elastic, and repeat the process, they kind of 'fit' together. You can get more knots on the elastic this way without stretching it out which makes it more full

LMK if this doesn't help and tomorrow I'll tie a couple knots next to each other to show you what I mean.


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Hi Lori,

Well, you know when you do all your knots and line them up side by side?
Instead of side by side knots, if you kind of pull one knot toward the top of the elastic and then the next knot pull it toward the bottom of the elastic, and repeat the process, they kind of 'fit' together. You can get more knots on the elastic this way without stretching it out which makes it more full

LMK if this doesn't help and tomorrow I'll tie a couple knots next to each other to show you what I mean.
I think I understand that. But if you have a chance to post a pic...that would be awesome! Thanks
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