Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ribbon Waist Tu-Tu {Give Away}

Remember the Tu-Tu Drive that I talked about last week. So here are a few tu-tu tips. 
First if you have tulle by the yard and not the spool here is how to cut it.
Keep the fold in your tulle from the original cut.  We are going to cut that fold off and that will make the length of your strips.  If you fold your tulle up keeping the fold in the same spot it will be much quicker and easier to cut.  Then use your rotary cutter and cut of the fold.

Now unfold it and roll it up. Think roll of wrapping paper. (You are rolling opposite of they way it was folder previously.) Then just cut that roll every 3 inches. You will have two strips for each cut.
Okay second tu-tu idea is to use a ribbon for the waist instead of elastic.  Measure out the ribbon to the waist size and add about  20".  Now center your waist measurement in the ribbon and tie a knot at both ends of the waist measurement.
Now add the tulle to the insides of the knots just like you would to the elastic.  Then tie the end together in a bow.
Super cute to have that bow their isn't it. Make sure you fray check the end of your ribbon.
If any of this is confusing let me know and I will try to clear it up.

Now for some good news for you.  I had a moment of crazy brain and did a double cut on the length of the ribbon.  I thought that's okay I'll just make a 6-12 month tu-tu.  Well the tu-tu drive is for sizes 2-10. So I have this super cute tu-tu that is baby sized.  What do you think I should do with it?  Did you say, "Do a giveaway!"  I thought so.  Okay I will do a giveaway.
How to enter
1- Leave a comment.
2- Follow me.  If you are already a follower just leave a comment saying you are.
3- Tell your friends.  Each time I see your name in a comment your will be entered again.
Deadline is Wednesday July 14th.  I will announce the winner the Thursday morning.

Have fun!

This giveaway is now closed check here for the winner.


KayeLleHandmades said...

great idea to use ribbon and tie around, was wondering if it would look good that way too.. Yours look great

Tiffany said...

I really Love my rotary blade! :) Love it! If i had a girl totally would dress her up!

Andrea said...

Since you did this post on the day my baby was born, I think I should win by default. Very cute tutu. How do you have time to do so many crafts?

Girl Meets Needle said...

That tutu looks so sweet - like something a little Tinker Bell would wear! :D I don't have any children, but my cousin is having a baby girl, and she'd DIE of happiness if she had something like this! ♥

Anonymous said...

Those really are cute. Hailey needs one, if I don't win I guess I will have to make one:)

Talia said...

This would make a fun shower gift! You have a great blog, keep at it!

Henria O. said...

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Henria O. said...

What a great tutorial! Love that tutu!
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Amanda said...

Very cute! There is nothing cuter than a tiny little girl in a big froufy tutu.

Kimberly C. said...

Cute tutu... I have a little girl who would love to wear it!

Clorissa said...

What a sweet giveaway! I would love to win such a cute tutu!