Pinterest Challenge - Day 29 - Spooky Tutu

Day 29 Pinspiration - Click here for a link to my pin here

Gotta give credit where credit is due - this pin came from Costume Super Saver & Vermillion Rules.

My Version - Spooky Tutu

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays...and it's only a month away!!!  It means family time, fall weather, carving pumpkins and chili!  Addi has been obsessed with any shows that have witches in them and wants to be a "nice witch" for Halloween.  So to pinterest I went to find some pinspiration (hehe) for her costume this year.  I love the cute costume from Costume Super Saver but I wanted to fancy it up a little bit with a super cute tutu!

Here is what you need:

  • 1/2 inch elastic (see measurement instructions below)
  • 16" ribbon
  • Tulle on a roll
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine

To begin, measure your kiddo's waist (Addi was 19" around).  Subtract 3 inches from that and cut your elastic (Ours was 16" (19-3)).

I decided to go the ribbon route so that she can wear it for a little longer.  Now cut your ribbon in half and burn the edges to keep it from fraying.

Next you sew your ribbon onto your elastic.  I used a zig zag stitch and sewed both sides.

Now bring in the Tulle....I used 5 different colors - Green, Purple, Purple Glitter, Black & Black Glitter.  I measured Addison from waist to knee which was about 12 inches.  I wanted the tutu a little shorter and varied lengths so I cut pieces in 21", 18", 16" pieces (these will be halfed when you put the tulle on).  Cut lots of pieces - I used 70 pieces of tulle.

And here's my hubby being a dork with the Tulle...he's gonna kill me for putting this picture up :)

The next part takes a while...so plant yourself in front of your favorite show (I actually watched Grey's and Private Practice premieres)  and get to wrapping.  Sorry in advance for the instructions on wrapping...it's difficult to explain but hopefully the pictures help.  Fold the tulle in half and place it under your elastic.  Then fold the ends through the tulle and pull it tightly.

Then just keep going until you get to the end.  When I did mine I switched sides each time and did a varied pattern with the colors.  If you want one color to be more prominent then use that one more.

And here's the final product...I LOVE IT and so does Addi...she has worn it all morning!

And to complete her costume I'm going to get cute purple and black striped tights, black mary jane shoes, black leotard and witch hat!  Can't wait for Halloween!

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  1. Oh my goodness, how cute! Love the sparkly tulle! Reason 543,454,344 why I need a girl next!

  2. That is adorable! I love the no sew tutus.

  3. That us so darn cute!! I love it. It looks pretty easy. Minus the sewing part. I don't sew.

  4. I love this and plan to do one for my daughter's Winter Wonderland Birthday party! It looks so cute!!!

  5. I can not wait to find out if this baby is a boy or girl, I am ready to make some TUTUS!!!