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Friday, July 4, 2014

TuTu Cute - Color Run 2014

Yes, we were "Team Tu-Tu Slow"

Today I did my first (official) Color Run in PCB, FL! It was an absolute blast! I am not an avid runner (btw I walked the entire 5k), but I am used to walking a 5k distance because I walk 4 miles 4 days a week. It was so exciting to everyone's costumes, and I saw some that I definitely want to try next time.
After browsing Pinterest for hours reading up on tips and tricks for the Color Run (I found great tips from Mama Goes BAM!) and, of course, getting inspiration for my outfits! I decided to go with a tutu, because who doesn't love a tutu?! I've made quite a few tutus (I made about 5 my senior year of high school alone), and so I've learned a few things along the way. Here's a step by step tutorial on how to make a tutu out of tulle.

1. Gather your supplies. I got 3 spools of tulle, one each of red, white, and blue, and some white ribbon from Hobby Lobby. You can usually find this stuff half-off at Hobby Lobby. I got everything I needed for around $8. I normally use elastic for the waistband, but I decided to try out ribbon this time. I like the spools of tulle better than buying it by the yard from the fabric spools because it is the exact width I want it to be.

2. Cut your tulle and ribbon. To get the length I want for the pieces of tulle, I take the tulle, and put it on my waist to get the right length, then I double it and add 1 1/2" to 2" (to accommodate the length lost when tying it on). Remember that your tutu will poof out, so make it longer if you need it to be. For this tutu I cut each piece roughly 22 inches. Fair warning: this is the most time consuming part. (I found this great tip for cutting tulle that works awesome on Pinterest)
To cut the ribbon the right length I wrap it around my waist then add at least 8 more inches. It's better to cut it too long and trim off the excess than to cut it too short.

Here is the method I used to determine how long to make my ribbon.

3. Tie on the ribbon. The easiest way I've found is to tie your ribbon or elastic around a chair and tie it on like that. (See examples below for how to tie your tulle on). For this tutu, I used 10 red, 10 blue, and 30 white tulle strips. (Keep in mind the amount of tulle will vary for each person depending on waist size and how full you want the tutu. I didn't want this tutu to be too fluffy since I would be doing a Color Run in it.)

4. Show off your fabulous tutu!!
This is my finished tutu!
Here are some more pictures from the run!
Before the run with my tutu twin!

After the run, and before the big blast after party!

The after party was so much fun! This picture doesn't even do it justice!

After the blast part. We were COVERED in powder!

Attempting to clean off in the ocean

Here are some of the tutus that I've done in the past:
Peacock tutu and mask.

Back of the peacock tutu!

Black and Yellow tutu

Toddlers & Tiaras tutu for Halloween

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Happy you liked my tips. It looks like you had a great time :) I'm totally jelly about your tutu, I swear one day I will make one. Thanks for the mention x