Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Better late than never...

I've been planning to make my Monkey a tutu for ages now. I actually started buying the supplies right before her birthday. Well, this morning, I finally bit the bullet and got busy.

I may come back later and tell you about the cluster fuck of a morning I had, but suffice it to say, I found my ass at Walmart at the crack of dawn, gathering craft supplies. They didn't have everything I wanted, but they did have the missing item for the tutu. THIS is what's giving me happiness right now.

What do you think so far? (I wasn't sure if you could see the full cuteness, so I taped it to my wall. You're welcome!)I actually only used 1/3 the tulle I bought, but I think I'm going to use all of it, and make 3 layers. I think it'll be super cute and fluffy. What do you think? I'm definitely adding a second layer, so I'll be back when I'm done.

~~Update~~

Ok, so for the past 30 minutes since the last post, I've been adding the second layer. Was it worth it?
I really don't know if it made that much of a difference. I'm definitely not adding the 3rd layer. Instead, I'm going to use that tulle to make a tutu for a friend's granddaughter, who is exactly one week younger than Monkey. Here they are at her party.
Little Miss Ally, there, has had THREE haircuts in her first year of life (really just trimming her bangs, but still!) while Monkey still has NO HAIR!!! Maria, you commented once that she has a lot of head gear. Well, THAT'S why!! We're trying to cover up her bald little head. :(

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

It is flipping adorable!
You are a woman of so many talents!

karen gerstenberger said...

The tutu is perfect! Now we need a photo of Monkey wearing it, please. (That's your happiness assignment for the weekend. You're welcome!) ;)

dkuroiwa said...

i love this!! i have actually been thinking (planning?) on making pau skirts (hula) for my nieces....and i'm wondering about the size....how many inches did you make that tutu? did you leave the elastic "open" so it can be tightened or loosened? you have inspired me, my friend....thank you (and hopefully, my sisters will thank you, too!!)

and yes, what karen said....pictures, please!!!

jo.irish.rose said...

awwwww, your such a good auntie, if i was any kind of nonna, i would be making my grand kids stuffs. but no. i just buy them crap!!! hahaha i have the stuff, i have the sewing machine. i just don't have the gumption!!! i have a whole craft room at home. and oooodles of stuff to make and scrapbook, quilt, and do. if only i had motivation. why don't you just light a fire under us all? lol yours turned out really cute. and lil angel is adorable. as always. lets see her in her tutu!!!

Sonya Ann said...

That is perfect!!!!!! You could start your own business.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think the head bands are so tight the hair follicles are scared to come out.
Love the tutu. Now where is yours???

Melanie said...

Babies are supposed to be bald! They just need to be! And the second layer on the tutu is perfect. I'm not sure how 3 would be but the second layer definitely makes it look even better! I can't wait to see her in it.