July 19, 2012

Cream & Red Tutu Dress (no-sew)

(recycling lightly/clean clothes into no-sew tutu dresses) 

The original dress was sized for 18 month old girl, it has been recycled into this adorable cream & red no-sew tutu dress. The original dress was lightly used with no stains or damage. It has been washed (use: All Free & Clear detergent) and then re-purposed with the no-sew tutu. The no-sew tutu dress is attached as one piece, with satin lining. The no-sew tutu is hand sewn in a away for it to stretch once dress is put on so it fits properly. Because I am using recycled clothing the stitching is fragile and not with "finished" machine stitching. The back of the top has three buttons and a red bow. The bottom is shimmer cream tulle with six flat (non shimmer) red  tulle mixed around. The back has all red tulle to complete the look.

***please note this is a "no-sew tutu" it can not be washed, it will destroy tutu. If you choose to wash, you can spot wash, but please note: wash at your own risk.*****

The dress will fit measurements for an 18 month old child. My cupcake modeled the dress therefore dress is short on her because she is 34inch tall.
Dress length from waist is 12inch
Top to bottom dress is 16inch
Waist is  20inch (21 completely stretched)

 (photo edited w/ Instagram)

 (please note string on sleeve was removed)

July 16, 2012

Somthing Old into Something New Tutu Boutique

Its summer!!!! So turning on an oven in a non AC home is not appealing on most days. Our meals  are mostly buying rotisserie chicken from Costco and lettuce to make yummy salads, or soft tacos. Of course BBQ is also on the list for Mr.Tasteful.

Right now I am focusing on another aspect of my creativity. Making Tutu's. I was inspired by an adorable Breakfast at Tiffanys inspired Tutu, I saw on Etsy. I had seen tutu tutorials however just did not take the time to try it out. Last month in June I decided to try it after being inspired. I made a cute tutu for My Cupcake and she was to cute! Then I wanted to make more, I have adorable little niece who is 5 years old "Miss Tinkerbell", who will be going to Disneyland next year. So I was inspired to make her an adorable little costume to take with her on her trip so she could feel like a little princess that she is.

After the three tutu's I wanted to do more! So I decided to re-purpose some dresses into tutu's. I will now be selling them. I will be posting my creations on my blog and will have more "buying" information on my (ie. return policy, add.policy info)  page for Something Old Into Something New Tutu Boutique  please  follow me on this new experiment.

My niece "Miss Tinkerbell" will be going to Disneyland next year, what a fun way to add to the trip then a special tutu. When you go to any Disney Park so many people like to dress up with a T-shirt or an entire costume. Last time I was at Disney world there were tons of children with various costumes on. So in case Miss Tinkerbell didn't want to feel left out I wanted to make her a couple choices. My cupcake agreed to try a couple on....of course she needed her tea 1st!

I also wanted something special for My Cupcake to wear, so this is a cute pink Rosette Tutu Dress. The tutu has four different colors of a shimmer and matte tulle, light pink shimmer, white matte, grey shimmer, and mint green matte best reflected in last picture.

Disney Tangled Inspired Tutu
 Disney Tangled Inspired Tutu
 Disney Tinkerbell Inspired Tutu
 Disney Tinkerbell Inspired Tutu
 Pink Rosette repurposed Tutu Dress

 Pink Rosette "repurposed" Tutu Dress
 Pink Rosette "repurposed" Tutu Dress

 Purple & Forest Green Flower "repurposed" Tutu Dress