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Old 03-12-2011, 09:47
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Hi, I'm trying to make my dd a petti tutu for a small baby pageant coming up soon and can't seem to figure out how to make it super duper fluffy at the bottom and actually all around. I read somewhere here that I can use as much as 3 strands of tulle per slip knot. When I did that I had big gaps between the knots, kwim? I don't want to sew a tutu because I don't like sewing. I know I've seen fluffy tutus without sewing. Does anyone have another way of doing this? I've read and read threads here, looked up free tutorials, etc... Am I missing something?. TIA! I know we have a lot of awesome tutu makers here.
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Default Re: Petti tutu help!!!!

Im interested in the "secret" too! Mine dont seem to be as full as some Ive seen. But as for the gaps between knots I pinch mine thin before I do the loop and then squish them together as much as I can after knotting about 4-5. I hope you can get a good visual because I am terrible at explaining on paper sorry!!
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:23
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Hi, thanks for responding. I've tried that too. I'm wondering if I'm making the knots too tight. It seems like somethings missing. I'll take a pic and post it.

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Im interested in the "secret" too! Mine dont seem to be as full as some Ive seen. But as for the gaps between knots I pinch mine thin before I do the loop and then squish them together as much as I can after knotting about 4-5. I hope you can get a good visual because I am terrible at explaining on paper sorry!!
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You need to add a lot more knots to it for it to be full. Really pack them in there tightly to get a fuller tutu.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:26
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Thanks. How will I know when enough is enough? I've read where if you put too many knots, it will stretch out the elastic. That's what I'm afraid of.
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Thanks. How will I know when enough is enough? I've read where if you put too many knots, it will stretch out the elastic. That's what I'm afraid of.
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If I do too many and stretch it out I just cut and resew it until it fits. Highly scientific.
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Default Re: Petti tutu help!!!!

HERE IS THE ANSWER: Use a crochet headband as the waistband instead of elastic. You can put at least 3 rows of tulle on it and they stay even because of the holes in the band. Just poke through the holes and tie. Easy-schmeezy. When the holes are all filled, you are done. There are other ways too I am sure, but this is what works the best for me.
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Awesome, thanks! Btw, is everything okay? I read something in the Ruby room. I will continue to add knots...I will post the finished product..

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I've read about crochet headbands as waistbands. I've heard they stretch out. I might try it the next time i decide to make a tutu.

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HERE IS THE ANSWER: Use a crochet headband as the waistband instead of elastic. You can put at least 3 rows of tulle on it and they stay even because of the holes in the band. Just poke through the holes and tie. Easy-schmeezy. When the holes are all filled, you are done. There are other ways too I am sure, but this is what works the best for me.
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Awesome, thanks! Btw, is everything okay? I read something in the Ruby room. I will continue to add knots...I will post the finished product..

Yes, thank you. We got to come home. He's still on treatments round-the-clock, but he's stable now.
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