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Monday, February 16, 2015

DIY Flower girl dress or Tutu dress

Flower girl dress or Tutu dress never go 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. 


DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.


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.

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.


Supplies you need.
  • 100 yards Tulle fabric roll. (I got mine at hobby lobby)
  • Crochet band or crochet tutu top (Lined or unlined)
  • Soft fabric flowers
  • 1.5 inch wide Ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Rhinestones to stick on flowers (optional)
  • Scissors
Let's get started! 

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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?

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.


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.


DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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.

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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.


DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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. 

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

6. 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.

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.


7. 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.

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.


8. Tie a pretty bow and cut v shape at ribbon ends. 


DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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.

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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.

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.

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

DIY No Sew Tutu Dress. DIY Flower Girl Dress. DIY Floral Tutu Dress. DIY No Sew Dress.


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. I love to hear your comments. Thank you for stopping by.

P.S: Make sure you like my Facebook page Let's Make it Lovely to stay connected.
Have a good day :)

65 comments:

  1. Such a pretty dress!! As you said, I would love to fit inside this dress !! LOL :P

    Praveena
    https://craftornothing.wordpress.com

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  2. lovely!

    Can I know how much the materials etc cost?
    thanks
    Manu

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    1. Hi Manu, Thank you.
      It costed around 35$ for me. I had glue gun on hand already.

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  3. Where do we get tutu band and net cloth roll in Hyderabad ?

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    1. Hi Mayoo, You can get net cloth in any fabric store. It just needs to be soft and thin. I am not sure about tutu band availability in Hyderabad. Try ordering a crochet tutu top with someone who crochet. I hope this helps you. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Tooo gud...I'll try dis for my baby gal....

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    1. Thank you. Definitely give it a try. Your baby will love it. Have a good day :)

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  5. Wow!! Looks gorgeous :) I can imagine how you would have felt once you completed .It is sure worth of many happy dances :)

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  6. This is super cute! Great job! I wish I had a little girl to make it for!

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  7. What an easy method to make such a pretty dress - love it. Pinning it. Cathy

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    1. Thank you cathy :) Have a great week :)

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  8. Your darling tutu dress project is out of this world! So creative and beautiful. I'm sure any little girl would feel like a princess wearing it!

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  9. This is gorgeous - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Thank you Amber :) That's sweet of you :)

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  10. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    1. That's so sweet of you Jill. Thank you so much :)

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  11. Fun & Adorable!! Thank-you for linking up to Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned this to our board!

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  12. Thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you :) You too have a fun weekend :)

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  13. This is really adorable! I love this wonderful tutu! Visiting from City of Creative Dreams Link Party! Thank you for sharing great tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  14. This looks incredible! Super cute. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you for encouraging and sharing :)

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  15. This is beautiful and so sweet!! You did a great job with the instructions. Thank you for joining me at Craft Therapy Thursday at P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking. I hope you will join me again this week!

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  16. Adorable tutu dress, and I love the fact that it's a no sew dress! I love the color of the flowers! Great work! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!!

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  17. So pretty! My 5 year old would go nuts for this dress. Thanks for linking to Show Me Saturday.

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  18. What size does this make? Or how old was the girl when she wore it? I could totally make this for my flower girls but they are both about 4T in size.

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    1. This was made for a one year old girl. For 4T just get a 4T tutu crochet top (you can find on etsy) and change tutu strips length according to your girl's height. Hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  19. thank you for the tutorial! will it be okay if I put flowers in the front and back? does it affect the size of the dress?

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    1. Sure, you can put flowers on the back too. It will look even prettier. It doesn't effect the size. Thank you for stopping by :) Get creative and have fun :)

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  20. Wow this is so lovely. I loved it. From where I can get all these things in Delhi? Is this nylon nets?

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    1. Thank you. Sorry, I have no idea about where its available in Delhi. But you should be able to find net fabric in any fabric store.

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  21. This dress is so pretty and elegant.Thanks for sharing procedure to design it as it is very helpful to get an idea for those who love such experiments or to make new classic dresses for their kid by own. Awesome work

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  22. Hi! How many yards of tulle fabric do I need to make a tutu dress for a 1 year old baby?Thank you!

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    1. Hi. I used about 90 yards of 6 inch wide tulle for 1 year old dress. But it totally depends on how fluffy you want your dress to look. I hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by.

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  23. Loved to see gorgeous flower dresses.. I'm just figuring out this sewing thing and I'm so impatient that I've definitely been messing up a lot along the way... See here for more ideas

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  24. Thank you SOO much for this tutorial. I've looking everywhere for how to make this with the flowers for the top. Now I know what to do I can make my flower girl dresses for my wedding myself. Thanks again x

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    1. You are welcome :) I am glad my post helped you. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  25. I love this! I plan to make it for my 5 year old and 2 year old :)
    How many yard would you recommend buying for a 24 inch skirt and 8 inch skirt?
    Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Rochel, the yardage of tulle depends on how long and how fluffy you want your tutu to be. So I think for your 2 years old some where around 130 yds must be good. For 5 year old I am not really sure, I would recommend calculating based on how wide n how many layers of tutu you want. Thank you for stopping by.

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  26. I like the idea of using a lined band, but then how do you weave the tulle netting through, or the ribbon through? So I'm thinking it has to be an unlined band. Is this scratchy for the child?

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    1. Hi, Even in lined band you can pull through the tulle strips from front side. It's pretty easy give it a try if u prefer lined band like me. Since I used lined band top is not definitely scratchy. If you are worried about bottom tulle part then I would suggest to slip on some comfortably leggings under. Hope this helps you. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good one.

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  28. I love your tutorial! However, I have not been able to find ivory flowers for this dress! Where did you find the flowers? Thank you!

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    1. Thank you :) I got the flowers on etsy.com . Hope that helps you.

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  29. Wow this is so lovely. I loved it. From where exactly can i get Soft fabric flowers from in hyderabad???

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    1. Thank you. I am sorry I don't know much about Hyderabad stores. You can try in fancy home decor shops. Or try online on Etsy. Hope that helps.

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  30. Wow superb..where to buy this fabric flowers?

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    1. Thank you :) I got fabric flowers on etsy.com . Hope that helps. Thank you for stopping by.

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  31. So pretty! I used your instructions to make one for my 5 month old. Thank you for your help!!

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    1. Thank you. I am glad my post helped you. Have fun.

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  32. Love this! Will be making this for my niece, for my sister's upcoming wedding on the 22nd but will be using peacock feathers instead of the flowers. Were you able to find all of your supplies at Hobby Lobby?

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    1. Thank you. That's super cool. Congrats on your sister's wedding. I bought tulle roll and rhine stones at hobby lobby. Got lined crochet top and flowers on etsy. You might find selected colors of crochet top at hobby lobby or joann. Hope that helps. I am sure your peacock tutu dress is going to be showstopper. Let me know how it turns out. Have fun.

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