This is a super easy project that you can sew or not sew....it's really up to you. I did sew the elastic because I want Ally to be able to do it on her own. If you didn't want to sew it, you can always just tie it.
Basically you just take the elastic that you are using before sewing it to make the waist, tie it to two chairs - in my case the refrigerator door handle and the cabinet handle. Cut your tulle in 4 inch strips the width of the tulle. Tie the tulle around the elastic in the middle of the strip of tulle. Repeat this over and over again! I am not sure how much tulle I had, maybe 4 yards?
Once I had it all tied on the elastic, I put the elastic around my daughter's waist to measure her size and sewed it slightly smaller so it expand when she put is on. I don't want it falling off.
I tried it on her, I think it needs to be shortened so I am going to go cut jagged ends on it, but not too short cause I want her to be able to wear it over the next couple years.
So if you have young girls, this might be a project for you! Tulle is pretty inexpensive here, and my daughter loves the tutu. She only wore it for a minute to get the picture and I told her it was for Christmas so I'll put it away and it will be a special gift from mommy. Since she is getting princess dresses (from yardsales) for christmas, and princess shoes (from BJ's), I know this will be a nice addition to her dress up wardrobe!
So you think her ruby slippers will go well with this??? (-: