tutu bug

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Very First Tutu

My very first tutu I ever made (NOT the one you see here :)) was actually quite terrible. I mean this thing was ugly and limp and not full at it.  The best word I can think to describe it is just plain *yuck*.   I was trying to go with sparkly tulle and it just didn't work.  Plus I learned after much research that the tulle with glitter is quite flammable!  I knew instantly that that type of tulle would NEVER be found on a tutu bug tutu!! 

Anyway, back to that *yuck* tutu...I seriously  think I spent $30 trying to make it a well!   Oh and if the price wasn't high enough, I think it took me about 3 hours!!  As with anything in life, I very quickly learned from it what worked and what didn't work.

As you can see from the above picture,  my SECOND tutu, which was subsequently named Pink Bubblegum,  turned out much better than the first - thank goodness!!  This tutu was essentially the start of my tutu business and for that I am grateful.  I love this tutu, as it really is such a sweet and precious tutu and classic in so many ways.  It is my favorite 'pastel' colored tutu and even graces the cover of my website!


  1. Its such a process, isn't it???? I have never made a tutu but I've made a lot of hand crafts and understand the process it takes in making a finished product that you actually are proud of!

    Thanks for sharing this story. It gives me such perspective!

  2. Its just so pretty, and I'm not a girly girl but something about tutu makes me smile.

    Happy SITS Day!

    ~Visiting from SITS

  3. Happy SITS day!
    I have a friend who would just LOVE your blog. I'll send her your way.

  4. I do think the first of just about anything is such a learning experience, but one we don't really ever want to show pictures of! My first sewing project was completely hideous, but it taught me SO MUCH about bag construction, and was the jumping off point for my bag business too.

    Happy SITS day!

  5. I've made tutus for my girls in the past and what seems so easy actually takes a lot of thought of getting it to work right. I absolutely love yours. I did not know sparkly ones were more flammable. Good to know!

  6. Aw, your second tutu is just the sort I like! I wish we could see your first, though. It's always a blessing to know that skilled people didn't always start out super talented.

  7. Oh how fun to see where you started! I can't imagine attempting to make one- my skills are just not there. My 2 yo is probably grateful mommy buys them! Thanks so much for sharing visiting from SITS!

  8. This is so cute, one of my friends recently made a Tutu for her wee girl and it was so cute!

    Happy SITS day!!


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