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December 18, 2013

scraps of fabric

I have five little girls under five in my life that I wanted to make a little something for this Christmas.  My first thought was to create for each of them a little rag doll that resembled them and a matching dress to go with it. 


Pretty ambitious, huh?  Well, here we are seven days from Christmas and something (like the calendar) is telling me that just isn't going to happen.


But thanks to the many creative souls out there, I stumbled on the idea to make scrap tutu's.  These little tutu's are made from scraps of fabric that are cut into strips that are one to two inches wide and knotted around a simple elastic waste band.


I pulled out my girliest pinks and purples from my scrap bins because that's what I'm told little girls still love and started cutting strips this morning.  Hopefully, I now have a big enough pile to make each of these little's a tutu of her own.


Once the waistbands are made, the actual tying of the fabric can be done tonight in front of the television.  I am used this tutorial here as a starting point.

I'm hoping to have a competed skirt or two to show you tomorrow.  Wish me luck...

xo, Patty

11 comments:

  1. oh good luck! They sound adorable.

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  2. Awe, so cute... I followed the link to the tutorial. I know a little granddaughter who just might love this.

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  3. How fun! My Grands are getting older, but I have three that are 5 and younger...this would be a fun thing to have in the dressup chest! =D

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  4. Hi Patty, I visited the tutorial page and I think that your girls will love these. How fun to dance around in such colorful skirts :) I believe in you and I know that you can get them done in time for Christmas . . . Have fun and Merry Christmas. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. I've never seen one of these but the tutorial looks adorable! I look forward to seeing the tutu's you make:>)

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  6. Wow... What a awesome idea! Can't wait to see the photos!

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  7. Oh, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!
    xo Kris

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  8. You'll have to take pictures to share with us!

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