Monday, April 11, 2011

A Tutu-orial...Kinda

This past Saturday Aubrey went to her first birthday party. I have found a new friend in our new youth pastor's wife. We are about the same age and as luck would have it, she has a sweet little girl as well. Her daughter was the one having the birthday party. She was turning one and in true first birthday style, it was quiet an event. I wish I could show you the pictures but I can't. Just imagine loads of pink - and it was princess themed.

A couple of days before the party, all of the moms of the little girls who would be in attendance were asked to dress their girls in tutu's or dresses. I used that as my excuse to make Aubrey her first tutu. And boy did it turn out cute!

The process to make a tutu is extremely simple. I was really amazed at how cheap the tulle was as well. I bought a spool of 6 inches x 25 yards for $5 at Michael's craft store. I'm told in the States it runs for about $3.

I measured Aubrey's waist with a piece of elastic and then cut off about three inches and tied the elastic together. I used a very thin piece of elastic. Next time I'll use a 1/2 or wider piece. But I was using what I had on hand. Now, there are no pictures for this tutu-orial....I was just way to busy to stop and take photos. But if you google up "how to make a tutu" you'll find all kinds of examples. For about $5 and an hour's worth of time, this is one easy project with a ton of cute factor.

I then decided to hot glue a big pretty pink satin ribbon bow on the back of the tutu. It was merely for decoration. Then I quickly whipped together a matching headband as well.

I thought she looked like quiet a little doll. Though she didn't know what was really going on at the party, she seemed to have a good time watching all of the excitement. It makes me excited to plan her first birthday!


B said...

Wow, little Aubrey is growing sooo fast! Loving that tutu- especially the bow :0)
Hugs B xxxx

Megan said...

Great job on the tutu, it's adorable!! What a cutie!!

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

this is so totally adorable! i love the colors you picked & i love her little matching headband! :)

Barb said...

What a very cute idea, and adorable on Aubrey. Love the smile on the second picture...she is so sweet! Get ready for many fun parties in the future, for Aubrey and all of her little friends each year as they get older. Hugs your way from PA!


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