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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin tutu dress

So around last Halloween while I was still pregnant with Miss Lexie, I kept seeing this one costume in several different versions on pinterest and I know that's what I wanted to do for Lexie. However in thinking about it I realized that it will be so much cuter if I want until next year when she'll be toddling and can show off her costume more. This year I'll be pulling her in the wagon while we trick-or-treat. So that left me going back to the drawing board (aka Pinterest!) for ideas for this year. I kept going back to the tutu costumes - easy, cute and so sweet and girly! 

I decided to go with a pumpkin. Since she'll be riding in the wagon, the hubs is going to decorate the wagon like a pumpkin patch for her to sit in. I can't wait!

To make Lexie's costume I started with two larger rolls of tulle and one smaller, but glittery roll of tulle from Hobby Lobby and a crocheted headband.

I watched a couple youtube tutorials on making a tutu on a crocheted headband and got to work. The first layer I just did the non-glitterly orange. The row took one whole 25 yard roll of tulle plus 4 more strips from the next roll. I made it super long though so for a shorter tutu you would only need one row, if you were making it for a bigger girl, with longer strips you would of course need more tulle. 
The second layer I added in the glittery tulle about every other strip, every 2 strips. It was harder to get a tight knot so I didn't want it to make it too bulky or too scratchy for Alexis since the glittery tulle wasn't as soft.
This of course left me all covered in glitter!
All done! And super poofy! It only took about an hour and a half to make between cutting the strips and knotting them on.  
I think she likes it! One costume taken care of. Now to finalize what the bigger two (the opinionated ones) are going to be. 

day 15



Anonymous said...

Adorable! There are so many possibilities with this project :)

Ashley Paige said...

Ahhh!! This is ADORABLE! I love the idea of using a crocheted headband to start! Man, I sort of want a girl now... ;) Thanks so much for linking up!

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