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Rock n Roll tutu

Added Jun 4, 2011

by nikkishell

Melbourne, Austr...






A black tutu made for my daughter Mia for her birthday.
I spent 3 evenings ruffling what seemed like miles and miles of tulle, the bloody stuff was everywhere! Mia had no idea i was making it and her face was a picture when i pulled it out of my wardrobe and suggested i might wear it myself for the day. She wore it out to the shopping centre and received many admiring glances ;) There was a whole lot of twirling going on and Heidi has insisted i make her one too, i think it may be a scaled down version though, not sure i could ruffle that much tulle again so soon.

Pattern: http://makeit-loveit.com/2010/07/full-and-fluffy-pettiskirt.html

Material Notes

4 metres of black nylon tulle, 1 metre of red ribbon, 20cm of cotton/elastane, elastic




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Punk, Rock
Cotton, Tulle

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    Aug 16, 2011, 08.25 AMby tirrs

    Lovely! So girly and very cute.

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    Jun 7, 2011, 03.15 PMby frkbustad

    Looks gorgeous… I believe there’s ruffling feet for sewing machines, for next time ;-)

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    Jun 7, 2011, 04.21 AMby olystyrene

    Very cool tutu! She must be the envy of all her friends :)

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    Jun 6, 2011, 10.47 AMby Laura Bolčina

    Beautiful! I love it in black!

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    Jun 5, 2011, 09.24 AMby nikkishell

    Thanks everyone ;)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 08.14 AMby nookie

    i love that you made in black and not the usual pink! looks absolutely rockin’. i read the tutorial you used – i may have to make one for my daughter but maybe i’ll buy a gathering foot first.

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      Jun 5, 2011, 09.24 AMby nikkishell

      A good way to ruffle is to use the largest stitch length and the highest tension on your machine and it should ruffle as you sew! ;)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 12.12 AMby u120418

    Great tutu! Pity you are over ruffling tulle or you could make one for me!

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    Jun 4, 2011, 11.49 PMby sew4my3

    Love this tutu and your daughter is simply beautiful! She is So photogenic. Great job on both!

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    Jun 4, 2011, 10.12 PMby angelagerson2

    I would love to wear it my self. Well done !!!!

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    Jun 4, 2011, 08.43 PMby artepart

    Beautifull tutu,LOVE it.

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    Jun 4, 2011, 08.23 PMby sealtopaz

    I wish I haed one!!! Love it!

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    Jun 4, 2011, 02.52 PMby groovymama

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    Jun 4, 2011, 11.46 AMby janene

    This is so cool! I want one for me!

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