By now, anyone who checks my blog regularly has read numerous posts involving my friend Jan, from McKinney, Texas. One tradition Jan and I have always had, is to exchange gifts when we visit each other. The last time Jan came to Wisconsin, her gift to me was this beautiful, antique dress form - complete with stand! You can read all about how it works here.
Here she is!
So, I decided she needed some clothing. She stands in my pink guest room - the one with the tutu painting I did last summer.
Therefore, I figured she should have a tutu too - and not all clothing is made of fabric! I used two packages of tissue paper - pink, and white. After folding a long narrow waistband, I just hand-gathered lots and lots of strips of tissue paper and hot glued them onto the waistband. I made a pink layer first, and then topped it with a shorter, white layer.
Then I put another folded tissue waistband over the hot glue and gathers, and rolled some tissue roses to embellish the band.
I was going to make a top to the tutu - but I kind of like her just the way she is!
She's the perfect ruffled addition to a very feminine room!
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