Annika got a new doll for Christmas, and I couldn't resist making little "Belle" (Annika named her) a tutu to match. It turned out great! So cute, and Annika loves that she and her doll are both so "fancy" (Thanks Fancy Nancy :P).
I used a different technique for making the little tutu and I think I might actually redo Annika's tutu now with this technique. With Annika's tutu I looped the tulle and just pulled it through (see here for a tutorial - or you can google "tutu tutorial," there are a million of them out there). With this one, I just tied each piece on with a double knot. It seems to be more secure, since some of the tulle is already starting to pull off Annika's tutu (she's not very gentle with it, which is fine - it's meant to be enjoyed and played with!).
This little tutu was so easy to make and incredibly cheap too! I used a metre of tulle (which was on sale for only $2!) and a little bit of skinny elastic. I cut the tulle into 2''x8'' strips (you don't have to be too exact - once it's on the tutu all mistakes and wonky cutting are hidden!) and then tied them around the elastic (which I sewed together to make a waistband) and knotted them. You can also use a long ribbon, instead of elastic, but then you have to tie it on each time, and I wanted something that Annika could put on and off by herself (both for her tutu and her doll's).
I'm thinking that this little tutu would probably also be a nice size (or maybe just a bit bigger) for a little baby -- I think I may have found my new 'go-to' present for newborn girls! Every little girl should have a tutu, right? ;)