I will admit to jumping on a band-wagon here. I kept seeing costume after costume come through Pinterest with tutus, and I’m talking way beyond fairies and ballerinas. People are adding tutus to every kind of costume, and it’s adorable! I’ve seen super heros, pirates, clowns, peacocks, …even fruit costumes that are all sporting tutus! When I saw this Indian costume with a tutu, I knew there was hope to turn this craze Catholic- that could be a St. Kateri costume!
We made an Angel tutu costume, and Violet just loved it! (By the way, I also have the directions on how to make the angel wings for this costume here.)
Tutus are super easy to make, and you don’t have to be able to sew at all!
- Piece of wide elastic (long enough to go around the child’s waste. You can knot it or hot glue it into a circle)
- At least 2 yards of Tulle in desired color or colors (available pretty much wherever fabric is sold)
I actually just cut some children’s underwear up so I could use the elastic.
(I just love to keep it real with you guys) 😉
Cut the tulle into long strips. You can easily do this by folding the tulle back and forth into a “fan” shape and cutting across the folds so the cuts are shorter.
Tie the pieces on one at a time.
I did not bother to double knot them.
Spread them out around the elastic. The more you bother to tie on, the fuller it will be. Once I tied on all the tulle, you couldn’t tell it was made out of underwear anymore. 😉
It is seriously that easy! You could also use this angel costume for a Christmas pageant.
What Saint costume would you add a tutu to? (And how much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?)
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