12 Days of Christmas - Fancy Nancy Tutu

Sunday, December 11, 2011

{Danielle from Blissful and Domestic}

Kicking off the Christmas for kiddies part of our holiday party is Danielle with her lovely tutu!

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Hello Lovelies! I am so excited to be here today! I am Danielle and my home is over at Blissful and Domestic. I love to blog about sewing, crafts, recipes,home-school, etc. Basically anything that allows me to use my creative gene. I love thrift stores and re-purposing, which is mainly what you will see from me. I love taking someone's cast offs and make them into something fantastic. I love Christmas and am so excited to get to share a fun Christmas tutorial with you today.

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So now that you know a bit more about me, let's get crafting.

Today's tutorial is lovingly titled Fancy Nancy Splendiferous 
Christmas Tutu Tutorial
It is inspired by a very fancy little red head...
Can you guess who?
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Well of course Fancy Nancy!
Who doesn't love Fancy Nancy?
She is just too dang cute!

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I mean with her feathers and glitter, how could any little girl not want to dress like her?

I know my little girl loves her. Every Christmas she asks for Fancy things to add to her dress up collection. I know this year will be no different.

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This being said I knew I needed to create something fantastically, splendiferous for my Miss Priss. We decided on a Splendiferous Christmas Tutu.

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I started out with A LOT of white tulle and some red velvet Chirstmas Ribbon.

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I also got my drink of choice, measuring tape, and ipod ready to go.
Every girl needs to listen to Glee while crafting.
I heard that somewhere...I swear.

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My tulle was folded in half and was 22 inches wide.
I cut strips that were 32 inches long. Once those strips were cut,
I opened them up (no longer folded in half) and cut them down the middle.
I then ended up with about 28 strips of tulle.
You may need more or less depending on the size of tutu you are making.
I made mine for my daughter, who wears a 5t and waist measurement is 22 inches.

You will cut your ribbon 60 in. 
This allows for a nice big bow in the back.

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You will have A LOT of strips

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Take each strip and fold it in half
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Now with your tulle, tie it in a slip knot onto your ribbon.

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Continue doing this with each strip.
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Once you have finished tying your tulle, try it on your little girl and even up the strips. I like mine a bit uneven. It gives it a fuller feel, but go with what you like.
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Once your tutu is finished take your little girl out for some quality picture time.

Just think how splendiferous your Christmas cards would be with your little girl in one of these fancy tutus.
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I hope you all enjoyed this Fancy Tutorial.
Everything was inspired by this Fabulous book.

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

Hopefully you get a chance to read it with your little princess this season.
Thanks for having me here Nikki and stop by Blissful and Domestic sometime.
I'd love to have you!
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4 comments

  1. Cute! I love tutus.. and the bow on this one makes it super sweet :) Great job!

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  2. Adorable!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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