Tutus are so much fun to make and wear. For active little girls, however, they can be a bit immodest. To solve the modesty issue, we've "invented" tutu shorts. These are a breeze to make, fun to accessorize, and even more fun to wear!
We made our shorts with the Quick and Cute Pants e-pattern, but you can easily create tutu shorts from ready to wear shorts also. The outfit pictured includes a our "tutu shirt", flower headband, and matching bear outfit. We've made tutu shorts with knits and wovens. You could also do this with capris or leggings.
6" wide strips of tulle 4 X the circumference of the shorts for each layer. Hobby Lobby sells this in 6" wide rolls. One roll per layer is sufficient. The glitter type is "sticky" and not suitable for this project. (We used this for one pair.) We cut our own from inexpensive tulle at Walmart (for two other pair).
Washable marking pen
Sewing machine and supplies
Sew the layer onto the shorts on top of the lowest line. Sew on top of the gathering stitch. Sew all the way around the shorts overlap the starting point about 2" and cut off the excess strip.
4. Adjust and sew on the middle layer.
5. Adjust and sew on the top layer.
Have a great time with your tutu shorts!!!! Curly certainly does!!!
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