When I say 'mom milestone,' this one is a milestone for my mom. She's the one responsible for this DIY. While this was a bit of a collaboration, this DIY is as easy as they come - one person need only apply. Unless you have a baby too tiny to stand on her own, and measuring her little belly requires four hands.
Mari will be a ballerina for her first halloween. I mean, look at her - she's even got a little bit of a turnout going and she doesn't even know it.
Tutus are everywhere these days, but you can make your own in no time and for very little $, and it's exactly how you want it. Here's what you need:
tulle, which comes in all sorts of fun colors
+ 1/2" band of elastic
+ fabric scissors
+ needle + thread (or sewing machine if you have one)
Here's whatcha do:
1. Measure your tiny dancer and cut elastic to appropriate length. Give yourself an extra inch or two.
2. Measure how long you want the skirt to be, double that measurement and start cutting pieces of tulle. Don't go nuts - cut two dozen or so at a time.
3. Take two pieces of tulle, bend them in half and place the loop just above the elastic band.
4. Swoop the loop of the tulle over one side of the elastic and pull the loose ends through, a la step four in my DIY on gift tags.
I just love tulle, and I'm thinking she might need one for every holiday. Srsly.