Before I get into my disaster of a tutu creation let me mention that the Tutu Drive has been officially expanded through the end of the month. So get crack-a-lackin!
Now on to utter tutu sadness…well, perhaps that’s a bit dramatic.
I had this great idea for today’s tutorial, I love big ruffly pettiskirts but have always been intimidated by the amount of work they require. I thought I had come up with a good way of making a “quickie” simplified version. But as often happens in the crafting world (in mine at least) what started off making a lot of sense ended up getting a big ol’ stamp of craft FAIL.
Samster didn’t even want to model it…You can’t really tell just how bad it is in the pics. It’s pretty wonky. I’m not quite sure where I went awry but I’m just too tired today to try and give it another go.
I’m not going to totally leave you hanging though, I do have two tutu tips that I think are pretty darn good!
(By the way, did you ever have a doll like this?? It was my FAVORITE when I was young, I think you would pick one out that looked like you. Although I chose one with green eyes & fair skin. Clearly I didn’t quite understand the assignment.)
Two- It’s been driving me crazy how the little balls in Samster’s pompom tutu always congregate at the ends. I’m sure it bothers me much more than it does her but regardless I needed a solution. With this one that I made for the Tutu Drive last night I decided to stitch a little line down the tutu every 8″ or so, this way the stuffings are contained in their own little pouches. Since the tutus all gathered you really can’t even see the lines. I love it! (stuffed tutu tutorial here)
So there you go. Sorry about the lack of tutorial. Thank goodness Adrianna from Crafterhours will be here on Thursday to save the day with a guest post! Whew!