I had decided to make Cate a tutu to go with her costume so it didn't look so plain.
I had never made a tutu before, but I was kind of familar with the basics. I saw tutorials on pinterest using ribbon and elastic. I figured Cate would self destruct with ribbon tied around her. She gets pretty wild on the dance floor. I really didn't want to sew elastic either and I would have had to buy some because I didn't have any.
So I started looking for something around the house that stretched that I could use instead. I came up with the headband. We really don't wear them that much. I put it around my waist first but then I didn't know if that was good or bad. If it fit around mine, maybe it wouldn't fit around hers. It did.
As for tulle, I had some cut by the yard already on hand but I had no idea how to cut it. I knew it was supposed to be in strips and managed to find a lady on YouTube who explained it well.
You lay the tulle out folded in half and begin to roll it up starting at the folded edge.
I started alternating the black and pink but later changed my mind because I was running out of the black tulle.
I also tied a boa to the back of the tutu for a cat's tail. Cate was so excited to go to the school dance, especially since her face was all drawn up. For time's sake, because I waited until the last minute, I didn't make it as full as I wanted to.
Later, I made the tutu fuller and here's how it looks.