my girls won't wear jeans.
jeans bug them.
all dresses and skirts all the time.
so how can I sneak them into a pair of jeans?
make a tutu of course.
what's more american than a
red white and blue denim tutu?
I have a three pack of firecrackers who will be
tutu-ing it up come this fourth.
You can too. Easy and inexpensive. Promise.
Jeans you don't mind cutting up.
Three yards of tulle
(I am making a 5T. You may need more or
less, depending on the size.)
Denim needle for your sewing machine
1 inch grosgrain ribbon
If your jeans have elastic, remove that as well.
Cut a piece of ribbon the same length.
Use a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon.
You will have three per color.
Or nine total if you are using one solid color.
Sew a gathering stitch along the entire long side.
For my machine I use zero tension and a stitch length of 5.
Make sure NOT to backstitch on either end.
I use a fairly big zig zag stitch to make sure
the threads grab all of the crazy tulle.
Stitch down the entire length of the ribbon.
Clip stray threads.
The only freedom she was interested in was
freedom from her mother's photoshoot.
(You can find instructions for the tank here
and grab a headband here.)