Easy Tutu-torial

Hello from Zoey!

Its almost Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays! And this year I decided to try and make my costume. Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time is my goal by the end of it. Even if I don’t make it in time for Halloween I think I’m still going to finish it. That’s what today and tomorrow day are for though =) Oh the life of a procrastinator…

Here is Princess Bubblegum in all her glory, in case you haven’t heard of this wonderfully colorfully cute cartoon.

I decided that instead of the long skirt on my dress, I decided to ‘spice’ it up and make it nice and short. To have a cute princessy feel to my dress I definitely needed to have a tutu for under it. This was my first endeavor on this journey.

I found this idea on Pinterest. So many people were repinning this no-sew easy tutu and I definitely had to try it out myself. Being the skeptic I am, I wasn’t sure how well it’d turn out. I did it anyways =)

First I went out and bought 5 yards of bright pink tulle. Tulle is surprisingly cheap! Great for my very shallow wallet ha!

I didn’t use all 5 yards, I still have a good amount left actually. I figured I wanted the tutu to be about 14 in long…er wide. I cut strips measuring about 28 in long and 2 in wide. I didn’t get an exact count on how many strips I cut, but it really depends on how poofy you want your tutu and how wide you’re making the tutu.

I measured around my waist and cut my elastic band I also bought 1 inch larger than my waist measurement.

Fold one strip of tulle in half so you have a loop on one end and the two ends on the other. Place it behind the elastic band and pull the ends over the band and through the loop. Pull tight and tada! Easy as that!

For more Poof I cut strips in two different lengths. The 28 inch strips and then 24 inch strips. I alternated lengths when I put them on the elastic band. This isn’t necessary but I thought it would make it more fun and poofy =)

This is the result. I didn’t mind the elastic showing since it will be under the rest of the costume, but more tulle or better placing would fix that =)

Yay! Do Art!

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