Friday, February 19, 2010

tutu for my 22 birthday!

Today is my birthday! To add to the festivities, I'm wearing a fun tutu to work.
It's perfect that today also happens to be casual day. I must recommend this to everyone on their birthday, particularly if you're turning 22. I'm having so much fun!

This morning I asked Jonathan to take some pictures of my new tutu. I made it last night at Audrey's while watching the Olympics. I must say, this winter has taken a turn and I'm enjoying it more than I thought possible. I've been well for almost 2 weeks and that seems like a record!


8 yards of tule (I used 4 yards of two different colors)
1 ribbon to match (long enough to wrap around your hips with a little extra left over to tie)

1. Cut the ribbon to your desired length.
2. Cut the tule into 4-inch wide strips. Leave the material doubled.
3. Make a loop with each strip of tule around the ribbon, one at a time.
4. Once finished, try it on and trim the tule to your desired length. Try different lengths to give it some texture. I also cut the strips at a diagonal from the bottom.
5. Go out and play!

*If you want to  make your own and have questions, leave a comment and I'll try my best to answer.

Thanks to Tess for the original idea - you looked so rad skating in your tutu last summer that I had to join in on the fun. Also, thanks to Nicole for the idea to make my own! It's greater than I ever imagined!


  1. awwww thanks so much for drawing all of this to my attention!! how beautiful and that your house? super awesome! thats super cool about your etsy site too..i will go and check it out!!! stay beautiful and im glad you are getting well..sounds like you had a real BOUT of something!!!! i love you!!! you sis

    you are sooo cute in your tutu