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Old 10-17-2011, 07:33
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Default Whats the secret to a beautiful tutu?

I want to make some for an upcoming craft show but I feel like mine suck! They just don't look like what I see out there. This is what I would like mine to look like. http://www.etsy.com/listing/83482900...or-your-little So what am I doing wrong? Mine just never seem full. How many yards do you usually use? I have tried sewn and tied. I don't have a ton of time for trial and error lol. Any help would be appreciated TIA

~ I wanted to add how do I get that multi layered look? Is the tutu in the link just red and white repeating or is it several red then several white repeating?

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Default Re: Whats the secret to a beautiful tutu?

There is actually a u tube video that has a good visual. I will try to look it up.

The tutu in the picture looks like she used more than one strand at a time meaning take 2 pieces and then "tie" or "knot" it on the elastic. Also it helps if you use something like a rules under the elastic to stabilize it while knotting it on. Push your pieces real close and tight then slide out the ruler. HTH a little
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There is actually a u tube video that has a good visual. I will try to look it up.

The tutu in the picture looks like she used more than one strand at a time meaning take 2 pieces and then "tie" or "knot" it on the elastic. Also it helps if you use something like a rules under the elastic to stabilize it while knotting it on. Push your pieces real close and tight then slide out the ruler. HTH a little

This, and it looks like she alternated red and white.
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Default Re: Whats the secret to a beautiful tutu?

it looks like she used more than one piece of tulle at a time, probably two, and then alternated colors one knot at a time. also, it is a shorter tutu which helps make it look fluffier.
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Default Re: Whats the secret to a beautiful tutu?

I found this the other day and seems pretty easy to follow. Click on the first pic and she explains step by step as you move to the next pic

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2126868&type=1
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In order to have a very full tutu you have to use lots of tulle; like 100 yards.
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I found this the other day and seems pretty easy to follow. Click on the first pic and she explains step by step as you move to the next pic

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2126868&type=1
Thanks for posting this. Her tutus look great.
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In order to have a very full tutu you have to use lots of tulle; like 100 yards.
Agreed. I've made a couple and in my limited experience I can say that you need to use at least that much, possibly more for bigger kids where you need to cut longer strips to get the length that you need.

Also, it's hard to tell but I think the shape of the mannequin/form in the pic that you posted really enhances the fullness.

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Default Re: Whats the secret to a beautiful tutu?

i have made tutus that look like this.... you just double or triple the strands before you tie them.... Here is a Christmas on i did and double layered.
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Default Re: Whats the secret to a beautiful tutu?

I prefer to use tulle from the volt versus yard and use at least 4-6 yards per tutu which I believe is the equivalent of the 100yd bolt. Mine are really fluffy as well (can't post pix from my phone ). I usually cut 20" from the bolt and then cut six inch increments from there to give me a length of 10" . I have found about 10" has the most poof. But I am still new and defer to the brilliance of the veterans here.
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