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Old 05-09-2011, 04:09
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Default Can You Stiffen A Tutu?

After finally mastering the art of sewing tutus as opposed to the slip knot method my opinion is that the sewn tutu is a lot poofier and sits a lot better. I've worked out a method of how much tulle is needed for each different length tutu (8", 12", 15") which makes things so much easier because now I just have to cut a set amount of strips per tutu and I'm off! I've decided to reinforce the waistband by sewing two lines of stitching instead of one, just to make sure the tulle doesn't go anywhere.
But my question is, what can I use to spray on the tutu to make the strips sit up and stay poofy? Can this be done?
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:21
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Default Re: Can You Stiffen A Tutu?

I don't know if I can be done.

But I was wo
I'm looking to make a sewn tutu. I made a flower petal one for my little girl and it didn't have the fullness I was looking for. I used tulle 5x longer then I needed. Used 6 layers, but when it came time to put in the elastic I could get all the tulle on, the elastic streach out so much that is wouldn't fit all the tulle? So I ended up cutting the tulle in half then putting it on that way. I figured the more tulle I used the bigger it would be. What did I do wrong? Should I pull the bonnin thread? Would that make it easier to put it on the elastic? ndering if you could help me,
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:36
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Default Re: Can You Stiffen A Tutu?

Anything you add to the tulle like starch, etc will only be a temporary effect anyway. You really need a stiff tulle. There are a few places that sell it, and we will likely be adding it to our inventory in the coming months -- but it is a fair bit more expensive than regular tulle and generally has nice colours, but far less colour options than standard tulle.

Sadly, that's the only real option for a stiff tutu...
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:03
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Thanks for that Canada Tulle.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:48
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Default Re: Can You Stiffen A Tutu?

what if you used gathered netting between layers of tulle? I think that would work...
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After finally mastering the art of sewing tutus as opposed to the slip knot method my opinion is that the sewn tutu is a lot poofier and sits a lot better. I've worked out a method of how much tulle is needed for each different length tutu (8", 12", 15") which makes things so much easier because now I just have to cut a set amount of strips per tutu and I'm off! I've decided to reinforce the waistband by sewing two lines of stitching instead of one, just to make sure the tulle doesn't go anywhere.
But my question is, what can I use to spray on the tutu to make the strips sit up and stay poofy? Can this be done?
We finally have the product in stock I was talking about -- search around for "Diamond Hole Net". We sell it, but there may be some place down under that has it too

Some of our clients use this for dance/performance tutus. It is not as soft, so it's not great for babies, etc.. but it really stands up
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