Monday, 1 December 2014

Birthday Pom Pom Tutu

After seeing a store version my sister, Nat,  requested a pom pom tutu dress for V for her 2nd birthday. I found these two images on Pinterest for some inspiration. It looks like pom pom tutus are, in fact, a thing, but they are rarely seen in stores or on the streets. At least, I've  never witnessed a pom pom tutu in the wild, until now.

I ended up making up V's outfit as I went along. I decided I'd make a skirt and dress that could be worn together (like a dress) or separately so that the skirt can be worn as a dress up.  

For the skirt I layered together a whole lot of soft white and purple tulle with the outermost layer a double layer, folded in half at the hem. I sewed up the back centre seam, filled the outer layer with pom poms, gathered the skirt and attached it to a glitter elastic waistband. As easy as that. Except that I kind of hated sewing the tulle. It shifted around and was incredibly hard to see. Some dodgy sewing was involved, but luckily V doesn't care one bit.

I used the Pretty In Peplum dress pattern as a basis for the dress. I cut a size 2, extended the peplum to be a circle skirt and attached it to the bodice. Instead of the intended neckline facings I cut a neckband to attach. I top stitched dress in purple thread to match the purple tutu. The fabric is a cotton knit with a simple but cute cake slice print.

V was a little confused as to why there were pom pom inside her skirt but otherwise it was well received. She looks ridiculously cute in her new skirt! Happy 2nd birthday V.

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