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I have a little girl who is fascinated with dresses. She gave me sweet eyes and asked “Mommy please make me a princess dress.” She wanted to do a “show” for me and her daddy. So I set to it, I had VIP tickets to a princess ballet show!
The awesome thing about this dress is no sewing is required. The pieces you will learn how to make are the tutu skirt, two hand pieces, two pieces for the feet, and a hair bow. I’ve seen similar sets online for $100 or more, you will use less than $5 in supplies.
The supplies you will need is:
For the skirt I cut 36 in strips about 2 inches wide. I used about 50 strips but the amount you’ll need will depend on the waist size of your child.
I measured the braided elastic band around her waist.
I sealed the elastic with a lighter. I glued the two ends together with the glue gun.
I used the lid of a tote to stretch out the waist elastic band. Then I began to loop the tulle around the elastic band until the entire skirt was full alternating colors. (tip: you could tie it in a basic double knot if this is too hard and get the same results)
Then I measured her hand with the elastic band. I sealed the two ends together with the glue gun.
I sealed the two ends together with the glue gun. I cut the tulle in 6 inch strips 1 inch wide. I used approximately 20 strips. I looped the tulle the exact same way as the skirt.
Then I began the two pieces for the feet. I cut 25 strips 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. These are looped the exact same way as the skirt and hand pieces.
For the hair piece I cut 12, 8 inch tulle strips 2 inches wide. I took thread and wrapped it around two pieces of tulle, then used glue to seal it shut.
For the hair piece I cut 12, 8 inch strips 2 inches wide. I took thread and wrapped it around two pieces of tulle, then used glue to seal it shut.
I layered them like an “X” and glue them on top of each other. I layered two more sets gluing each one to the previous. I glued the hair piece to the alligator clip.
Viola you’re done! Let the princess show begin!