Lee Ann Torrans Purple Princess Fairy Tutu Costume

by / Friday, 10 February 2012 / Published in Fairy Tutu Costume

Purple Princess Fairy Tutu Costume

No Sew Ballet Tutu for Play and Fun!

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Purple Princess The Fairy Tutu is a simple no sew tutu with wand, crown and boa!

The Fairy Tutu Bodice is stretch velvet sewn in a tube style.  If you do not have a sewing machine – you can still make this bodice with a simple needle and thread in 15 minutes!

The Fairy Tutu Crown is made from craft store foam and embelleshed with jewels.

The Fairy Wand is made from a dowel rod, ribbon, tulle and net from the no sew tutu.

The Fairy No Sew Tutu is made from net and tulle and attached to an elastic band.

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The Fairy Tutu New Sew / No Sew Tutu

The amount of fabric required depends on whether:

  • Tulle, net or a combination of tulle and net will be used
  • The length of the tutu will modify the amount of fabric
  • The fullness of the tutu will impact the amount of fabric

– Lee Ann Torrans The Fairy Tutu

  • For this  Fairy Tutu Lavendar and Purple Net were purchased 1 1/2 yards each
  • Lavendar and Purple Tulle were purchased 1 yard each
  • Pink Tulle was not used. (Changed our minds … loved the true purple look)
  • 2 yards of quarter inch lavendar ribbon used
  • 30 inches 1/4 inch black elastic
  • 36 inches sash ribbon

Fabric

The Fairy Tutu

Net and tulle come in 54 inch widths

  • It is easiest to cut tulle and net across the 54 inch width.
  • The lenth of the strip will be twice as long as the length of the tutu.
  • 54 / 4 = 13.5
  • A 13 inch length will be the easiest and works for most tutus

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Individual strips of tulle are net are knotted around elastic with a larkshead knot (which is a macrame knot)

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– Lee Ann Torrans The Fairy Tutu Knotted Tutu

  • 27 inch lengths by five inches wide
  • Tulle and Net interspersed in varying shades of lavendar and purple
  • Total number of knotted lengths: 40

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The Fairy Tutu How Long to Make the Elastic?

  • Long enough to tie a square not and leave some extra to attach a sash — if you want a sash.
  • Place elastic around fairy’s waist.
  • 1/4 inch elastic used here.

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The Fairy Tutu Finished Tutu with Sash

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Finished Tutu with Shihtzu and Ribbons tied in square knot around elastic.

POOF

This was totally his idea!

The Fairy Tutu The Boa!  $5.00 from the craft store.

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