What little girl doesn't want to be a ballerina or a princess, or booooooth when they grow up??? (For me, it was one of those two professions... or a Marine Biologist. I wanted to play with Shamu at SeaWorld, but again, I digress...) So Ballerina-Princess it is in this sweet little apron style tutu. I've even included the easy directions and some pictures below... how lucky are you???
(SPOILER ALERT: If you are pregnant, have recently birthed a child or plan to within the next year or so, you very well could be gazing upon your gift as you peruse through these photos. Should you desire the element of surprise... look no further!)
50 in. of 1.5" pink satin ribbon
A strip 1 in wide and 14 in. long fusible interfacing
3 strips of tulle 10 in. wide and 50 in. long (I used 2 pale pink, one hot pink)
Sewing machine all threaded in PINK!
(I made this tutu to fit a baby... 3-6 mo. it can easily be made larger... no problem!!!)
1. Lay the three strips of tulle on top of each other and pin to secure. (optional, you can scallop the edges for a fluffier effect). Use a large basting (gathering) stitch and sew long ways right down the middle of the tulle strips. (do not clip threads from ends) Fold the tulle in half on the line you have sewed.
Fold ribbon in half lengthwise and iron (just across interfacing area).