Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt- DIY

I saw a skirt like this on Etsy and did some searches on how to make them.  It's a no-sew cute skirt project.  I used Adelyn Stone's blog for insight into how to make them.

Maisy, Maren and I headed to the fabric store to gather materials.  Reminants (Maisy picked blue to my surprise), pinking shears, and a 1 inch elastic band.

Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt
It actually ended up being a bit more costly than I expected.  The best way to acquire scraps is to actually sew and actually have scraps!

Next, I cut the fabric into 3 inch wide, 22 inch strips.  This took a bit of time, but I didn't waste time making sure the cuts were perfect, because you can't tell when it's all done anyway.  My hand was quite achy by the time I was done cutting.

Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt
Now, I should have ironed the whole piece of fabric first, then cut them, but I didn't, so I had to iron them all individually, which was a bit of time too.

Next I measured Maisy and cut the elastic about 3/4 of an inch bigger than the size of her waist. I then sewed the elastic end together with a needle and thread.  

Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt
After that was done, it was time to tie the cloth around the elastic.  I double knotted it around the waistband, sure not to tie it too tightly to where it bunches the band.  I used about 40 strips of fabric.  

I shopped and made this all in one day over the course of a few hours.

Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt
Maisy loves her skirt and happily danced around for quite a bit in it!

Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt
Maren was a happy sister, eager for her skirt- still to be made.
Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt
Maisy wore her skirt to school today.  I'm pretty proud of myself, if I do say so myself!  
If you decide to make one too, I've heard these aren't made to be washed and they will fray- but it adds to character or you can keep cutting the frays away with your shears and transforming your tutu!

Maisy's scrappy tutu skirt

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