First of all I can not claim this as being my idea. I found the directions here and she made it look so easy that I knew I had to try it!
Basically, all that you need is tulle, elastic for the waistband, scissors, needle and thread and a measuring tape.
To begin, you will need to measure the waist of whomever you are making the tutu for. Measure the waist and then subtract 3 inches. Breuklyn's waist was 20 inches, so I cut the elastic at 17 inches.
Then, you will need to sew the elastic end to end so that it makes a circle. You could use a sewing machine, but I used a needle and embroidery floss. Easy.
How long do you want the skirt to be? I wanted Breuklyn's to be a little bit longer, so I measured her and then determined 14 inches to be the length I wanted. You will need to double that measurement when you cut the tulle. You are going to knot the pieces of tulle around the elastic, so you will need it to be doubled. Therefore, I cut the tulle at 28 inches.
The tulle pieces need to be (insert your necessary length here) and 6 inches wide. Cut. Cut. Cut.
Now, we are almost done. Take the elastic and slide it onto your thigh. This makes it a lot easier to tie on the tulle pieces. Take each piece and slide it under the elastic. Even up the ends. Tie a double knot, lining up the knots along the bottom. Keep adding the tulle strips until the elastic strip is full.
Did you get that? Check here if you need to see pictures and more step by step directions. She does a great job showing exactly what you need to do.
And this is what you end up with. Pair it with a pair of Halloween tights, a witch's hat and a wand to make the perfect witch/fairy costume for your little girl!
Thanks for all of the sweet comments about the tutu! I hope that you can use these directions to make your own!! :)