Couldn't help myself with the title LOL. I know I have been seriously slacking in the tutorial department lately! I do have a very fun True Value tent/playhouse project I need to write up :) But today I have a quick share for a new twist on a tutu.
There are a ton of great tutu tutorials out there, so if you not sure of the basics, try a quick search. I use non-rolling elastic cut to 5 inches smaller than the waist of the child, sewn in a loop then do a slip knot style loop around the band. This one used fabric strips which I think gives a very fun, shabby, twist on the traditional tutu. It also works great for a decoration (kind of looks like a giant tassel).
It's also a great way to use up some fabric! First, choose a few coordinating fabrics and rip them into strips. I like the ripped look, you may choose to cut them.
Once you have a nice pile, add them onto your elastic waistband in which ever method you prefer. I also added some trims, tulle, lace, and poms to this one for extra girly effect. Then I used it at this fun photo shoot!
You can trim it to your desired length once it's all together. Some shorter and longer pieces are fine :) Just make sure it's nice and full. Your elastic band will also stretch out a bit as your putting the strips on.