Monday, 29 October 2012

No-sew tutu for Halloween

I have to admit, since having read this on Sprinkle of Glitter earlier this year we have been completely bought into no sew tutu's.

Our original attempt was for the Jubilee, and Squeaks blue and white tutu with red ribbon went down a storm.

So much so that she requested a pink one for another party.

When it came to Halloween preparations I wondered what outfit Squeaks would come up with, her recent insistence on wearing her pirate outfit on all special occasions meant her response to be a 'pumpkin' was a bit of a curve ball.
I was a little bit happy, despite in her first year, and second, getting all excited about the wonderful outfits you can buy for Halloween, I was feeling a little bit of 'been there, got that one'.
So, we agreed Squeaks would be a pumpkin-witch. Her outfit will be a tutu and a witches hat (she would have had a broom but between the three little people we had done more than enough damage before even reaching the paypoint).

This time I decided to do it a little different. With her first two tutu's a had used 0.5m of three different colours, and I didn't really get a 'wow' as a result. I tried a longer length, but this was a bit of a hazard, so we stuck with 0.5m long (and then tied in a knot).

So, as always, all we needed were scissors, elastic and netting. I decided on 2.5 metres of each- an extra metre but it didn't get wasted.

I was happy of the support of my little helper, who enjoyed helping with chopping (under strict supervision), as well as tying knots, although the excitement did wear off pretty fast.

So, for Halloween, I've actually made two tutus, one as a pumpkin, and one as a witch, and I've then tied them together. My thinking was that I didn't think the orange would be strong enough on its own, and I didn't want to mix orange and black for fear of the black washing out the orange.

Squeaks has tried on the orange and I'm really happy with it.

But I'm a lot more excited to see how it looks with the black underneath this Wednesday.

I think it really makes a difference.

With the added bonus of being able to separate them for future mergers with the rest of the colours of the rainbow.


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