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!