This year, T decided she wanted to be a "Princess Ballerina" for Halloween. Who knew 2-year olds could be so opinionated!? I've made the no-sew tutus before, but I thought the ribbon edged ones looked just a bit more "princessy". I purchased yellow, pink, and purple tulle, but in the end, just made a purple tutu.
1-2 yards of tulle (depending on size and how many layers you want)
1-2 spools of coordinating 1/2 inch satin ribbon
3/4 inch elastic for waistband
scissors/rotary cutting materials
sewing machine (serger not necessary)
First, I took her measurements and figured out what size to cut the tulle.
Length (waist to knee) 8".
I planned to fold over the tulle to create a casing for the elastic, with this in mind, I doubled the length measurement and added 2 inches for the casing.
To get a full skirt, you generally double the waist measurement. I wanted to get the most out of my tulle, and since I bought a yard, I used the 36" as my width.
So, I cut three layers at 18" x 36". Then, cut the ribbon to the width measurement, here 36".
You will be attaching ribbon to both long edges of the tulle such that, when folded in half, the right sides are facing the same way. Placing the ribbon down first, I sewed the tulle using a straight stitch down the middle of the ribbon.