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DIY a pretty floral tutu dress.
Flower girl dress or Tutu dress never goes out of fashion. They are so cute, adorable and make you say aaahhh pretty! I made this pretty little one as a birthday gift for a cute angel, Aditi. Isn't it just awesome that you don't need any kind of sewing equipment or sewing skills to make one like this? I know, at this point you are getting impatient and shouting just show us the procedure!!! Okay, I am coming to that.

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  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure your girl's height from waist to toe. Double the height and that's the length of tulle strips you would need. ( Aditi's height from waist to toe is 15 inch so I cut 30 inch pieces.) I happen to have a plastic container lid that measures approx 15 inch so I wrapped my tulle around the lid and cut at a single spot to get 30 inch pieces of tulle fabric. Nice trick, isn't it?

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put the crochet band around a cubical or cylindrical box such that your band stretches a tiny little bit and makes finding the crochet holes easier.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now take a cut piece of tulle, fold into half and insert in one of the holes on 3rd row from down of the band. Make a loop and pull through the rest of the tulle piece such that it knots on itself to the band.
    Proceed doing same all around the crochet band in same row and leaving alternate holes.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    It should look like above picture, once you finish the first row. If you look closely, you can see little gaps between every two knots. Don't worry about those, we are going to cover them with next layer of tulle.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the second layer, choose third row from the earlier worked row on crochet band. Repeat to knot tulle pieces around the chosen row. Try to knot the tulle pieces in between tulle pieces of earlier worked row so that you cover those gaps between earlier tulle pieces.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    After you are done knotting tulle pieces around the second layer, your dress should look like above.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    For the sleeves: Bring the satin ribbon through 3rd or 4th hole from the right side in the 2nd row from top of crochet band knot it to crochet band. Bring it under the crochet band to left side and knot it again at 3rd or 4th hole from left on the same row. Make sure you have enough ribbon to tie a bow at the back of dress.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bring both ribbon ends to the back and slide them through corresponding holes from the front side. Do not knot the ribbon here, just bring the ribbon down under the band and get the ribbon out at which ever height you like to tie a bow. This makes the straps adjustable and doesn't let the sleeves to slide off the baby shoulder easily.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    Using your hot glue gun start sticking fabric flowers on to crochet band row by row. Always be careful while using hot glue gun.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    You can get creative and stick flowers in random fashion or form a heart or do it diagonal. I decided to fill entire arena with flowers.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    If you are doing the same design like mine, make sure to go back and fill the little gaps in between flowers.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 12
    Step 12

    On the backside of dress, with leftover ribbon tie a pretty bow and cut v shape at ribbon ends.

  • How to sew a baby dress. Diy Flower Girl Dress Or Tutu Dress - Step 13
    Step 13

    That's it!!! Now, go do a happy dance. Just make sure to close windows in case you do crazy dancing like me :)
    Aaaahhhh isn't it pretty??? I wish I could fit into this little dress. LOL :)

    Don't forget to make matching hair clips. Stick same flowers on plain hair clips to match the dress. Oops!!! I forgot to take a picture of the clips I made. Will update you with a picture, when I visit the little girl next time.

    I hope this tutorial helped you. Thank you so much for joining me in making this pretty floral dress or tutu dress.

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Laura R.
Laura R.
Is this really 100 yards of tulle?
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Rattiemama
Rattiemama
This is too cute for words!! When my niece gets a little bigger, she may just be getting one of these dresses! Thanks for the great tutorial Happy
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