How to make your own tutus
Okay then. To start, you want to measure your kid. Just wrap the elastic around her waist and pin (or clasp with your fingers) where you close your circle. I go with a real measurement, snug even. You don’t want it loose because the tulle *may* stretch it a little, depending on how tightly you pack it on. Stretch it out enough to let the kid step out and escape- her part is done.
Sew the circle, securely.
Next, get your tulle strips ready. You may be wondering why the pic is of tulle by the yard. It’s from back before I was “older and wiser” about this… Anyway, first you have to figure out how long you want your skirt to be. I like for my daughter’s tutus to be about knee length, so I measure from her waist to her knee (about 15 inches), double it, and add one more inch to account for the knot. So, for my daughter (who’s about a 6/7), I cut 31 inch strips. Your strips should be 6 inches across, regardless of how long they are.