And after the Maleficent debacle I needed quick 'n dirty.
So I showed up at my friend's house for Knit Night (a group of my girlfriends gets together once a month and "knits" aka drinks wine and eats pizza.) carrying a couple packages of elastic, my tulle stash, and a giant bottle of wine with no other plan then I NEED TO BE DONE WITH THIS OMFG PASSTHEWINE.
I think I need to roll with tulle and wine everywhere I go from now on.
Without turning this into too much of a tutorial - because seriously there are SO MANY of these out there. Google "new sew tutu" and you will be INNUNDATED. Here's what I did:
I cut the 1/2" elastic into a 21 inch length. I figured my daughter has about a 20" waist and I wanted some overlap. Then I safety pinned it into a circle. Probably sewing it would be better but whatevs.
Then I cut the tulle into 4" strips. Since cutting tulle makes the baby Jesus cry I cheated and rolled the tulle into tubes first. Then I cut those tubes into 4" pieces. It doesn't come out perfect but it is SO quick and easy. (hey there's a video for this already online! Check itout.)
Then I put my elastic around a stand-in toddler waist:
|What. you use what you've got.|
I kept going until the pizza got there and the result was pretty darn awesome:
I even had enough tulle leftover to make my friend's daughter her very own tutu:
I'm not totally convinced it's going to work for Tinker belle, though... I have something else in mind for that. Yes.
|My mommy is insane.|