I will give you basic instructions on how to make a tulle skirt with a minimum of fuss. This is a skill that comes in handy for future ballerina and Tinkerbell costumes, petticoats for school musicals - yes, I danced a mean "Shipoopi" in The Music Man - and possible goth/rave outfits if done in the appropriate shade of black.
- 1" Elastic cord, cut 1 inch shorter than the wearer's waist
- 4 inch strips of tulle (length varies on the height of the wearer - for a 3 year old, I went with 5 yards of tulle)
- Tie the elastic into a knot as small as possible, leaving as little free ends as possible. Optionally you can sew the ends of the elastic together for a slightly more finished look, but that sort of negates the whole "no sew tutu" thing.
- Stretch your elastic around something sturdy - the back of a chair, your legs, etc.
- Take the tulle strips and make slipknots all the way around the length of elastic.
- Twenty minutes of Project Runway later, finish the skirt.
- Convince your toddler not to take every finished tutu and try it on and dance like a club kid at a rave.
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