Tulle Tutu

Emilee wanted a tutu for Halloween and for the trunk-or-treat at our church tonight. Of course, I waited till the last minute and made it last night. She picked out the colors and I bought 3 yards of each. To save on time I folded each piece until it was about 12″ wide.

Then I cut through all the layers making 2″ strips. I ended up with about 144 pieces.

I just used a 1″ wide piece of elastic for the waistband. Then I took each strip, folded it in half, and looped it over and through the elastic.

And I did that 124 times going all the way around the elastic. I used all but about 20 strips.

I forgot to take a picture of her before we left for church. She was in charge of passing out prizes at one of the games.

After a chili, hot dog and breadstick dinner and indoor games we headed outside for trunk-or-treating. The boys used their buckets I made for them last year.

I had to take a picture of this awesome trunk. It was the hit of the trunk-or-treat. It’s not mine. I was lame and didn’t decorate mine this year. There was even spooky music. Great job Bowles!

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Candace October 26, 2011, 11:56 pm

    The tutu turned out gorgeous! And I love the idea of a trunk-or-treat!!

  • Shannah @ Just Us Four October 27, 2011, 4:56 am

    The tutu looks really great! I will have to give that a try for my tutu obsessed daughter. I love the trick or treat “trunk” too. So cute.

  • Kami October 27, 2011, 7:55 am

    Oooh I love the back of your trunk! That is so fun! I have all the stuff to make a witchy tulle skirt, and I gotta get on it!

  • Sara October 29, 2011, 12:07 pm

    My 12 year old now wants one of these for the school spirit days @ her jr high. We’re going to get the materials this afternoon to make one in green, white & black. Each strip is 2″ wide and how long??

  • julianne November 1, 2011, 6:40 am

    the tutu turned out so nice, i love the colors she chose!


  • Deborah November 1, 2011, 5:23 pm

    Aaawww…how GORGEOUS…the tutu AND the daughter!

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