Well, any who … Ellery is going to be a Peacock and so I was enlisted to make one of my very special tutu's. I then changed it up a bit and made another version.
Most tutu are made like this.
* Take tulle any color you please and cut it in strips twice the length plus about 1 ½ inches you want
your finished tutu to be. Double the tulle up (fold it in half) and pull it around a strip of 1" elastic
pulling the cut ends through the folded other end of the tulle. Continue around the elastic waist
forming a circle. Keep on going. Keep going until it is as full as you wish it to be.
Then there are those that are made like this.
* Here you take strips of chiffon fabric and gather them like crazy row after gathered row and then you
do it again on the inside of the skirt. This takes an especially long time.
Now this time I decided to do the peacock tutu a little different way. I used the gathering chiffon effect and layered it with graduating colors going down toward the bottom. Not attaching them layer after layer to the layer just on top of them, but actually attaching them to lining fabric underneath the skirt so they all come off separately, making for a cascade of ruffles.
Kinda like this skirt. Basically a combination of several ideas.
Fast forward 4 days. The postal service did pretty well.
So far she looks like she will just hold onto it forever.
More pictures next month in full regalia. (Is that spelled correctly?)