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Birthday Dress Up

I know an awesome little girl who wanted to dress up for her birthday.   I love the tutu trend so I decided to put together a little outfit for her.

This was an opportunity I couldn't let pass.  With two boys, I don't get an opportunity to make gifts for girls often. I took a trip to Wal-mart to build an outfit for the birthday girl.

The outfit consists of a pair of purple leggings,  a tutu,  and a white fitted t-shirt.


Shirt                $3.47
Leggings        $4.97
Tulle               $9.56
Total            $18.00

The tutus alone generally cost double that amount.  I made the tutu for a fraction of what it costs to buy a custom made tutu.   I had fun doing it.


I followed the tutorial from wowzzydotcom.   It's really easy to follow.

Here are a few issues I ran into:
  • No waist measurement!You can use waist measurements based on little girls' clothing sizes if you don't know the child's waist measurements.  I used the size chart from Justice to determine the correct waist measurement based on her clothing size.
  • Longer than time given.  I made a girl's size 16 tutu.  This required 8 yards of tulle and double the time described in the tutorial.
  • Tulle scrunching together.  Mist it with a little water. That worked wonders.
I used the left over scraps to make a little flower of the plain white tee.  It was really simple gathered some scraps together hand sewed them to the shirt. Trimmed it until I was satisfied with the way it looked.

It all turned out great!
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