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Tutu Gap – so frustrated

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    Profile photo of lifeinozlifeinoz @lifeinoz

    I followed the directions to a T and she opened it this morning, we put it on and her hiney hangs out. What in the world?!?! I thought I read on here that someone else had this problem. Help!!!!

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I’m afraid I can’t help as to fit as I got trumped by my parents who presented their granddaughter with a commercial sparkly purple fairy dress so the tutu hasn’t even been tried on yet! (sigh).

    In future though, I would make the under waistband longer in order to have more folded back so that the covering ribbon can stop about three quarters of an inch from the edge. That way the tying of the bow doesn’t create a “hole” in the waistband.

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    Profile photo of Mama_KnowlesMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Oh no Shelley!

    I do second what McStitch says, perhaps the ribbon on the tutu wasn’t long enough?

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Very good to know Shelley.

    I am so sorry about the fairy costume, grrrrr on your behalf.

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    Profile photo of lifeinozlifeinoz @lifeinoz

    The directions, all though not in front of me, said measure waist, this will be the size of your ribbon. Then you mark in 1/2″ on each side, which creates a gap. I knew I should have just tried it on her before I finished and wrapped the silly thing. Now I’m figuring out how to salvage.

    McStitch – you were gracious not to kick your parents out on Christmas morning 😛

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    Profile photo of Justine JJustine J @justmejay

    No solution, but I had this problem too – couldn’t deal with trying to salvage it!

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    Profile photo of RobinRobin @Robin

    This isn’t helpful either, but I make Sophie where leggings under her tutu.

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    Profile photo of DebDeb @Mynorth

    I recently made the tutu and found the biggest problem was static cling due to cold dry air in my home. The tulle stuck to my hands and once complete, the layers wanted to fly off in all directions!

    However, I thought this tutu was supposed to be like an apron with a bit of an opening where the bow is tied. I think it looks sweet how it turned out and if my wearer was a toddler I’d totally be making frilly bum leggings to wear underneath to double the sweetness.

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    Profile photo of Mama_KnowlesMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Oh such a cute idea Deb! That would be so sweet!

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Have you got any tulle letf? Could you make a narrow Tutu piece, add elastic through the ribbon and sew it on the I side on both sides of the back? It would add an elastic waist but leave the ribbon free to be tied.

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    Profile photo of lifeinozlifeinoz @lifeinoz

    The book makes it look like the “apron” goes all the way around. No bums hanging out. I don’t have any extra tulle. Ugh. It’s really long so maybe I cut try again with the same tulle :(????

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    I’m sorry to hear this! The idea behind the apron is that you customize the waist to fit the wearer. The actual waist ends up 1″ shorter than the wearer’s waist to allow room for tying a knot and bow and to make the waistband snug–we don’t want it to fall down! Because there is so much gathering in the tulle, the fullness fills in the gap. So yes, there is an opening where the two ends meet when the tutu is tied, but no one’s bottom should be sticking out! I wonder if you could just open the two ends and make the gathered section a bit wider? You don’t want it to be too wide or it won’t fit the waist.

    Does that help?

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    Profile photo of lifeinozlifeinoz @lifeinoz

    Thank you Liesl. I’m going to try what you said. It’s so beautiful except for the draft in her aft. Ha!

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