Ok, so in our town you’ve just GOT to be a Comet fan. Marionville Comets-that’s right folks-my kids are Comets. So, when a friend recently had a baby (and that baby has 4 siblings who are already playing sports) I just had to make her her first Marionville Comet outfit. So out came the sewing machine…ha ha! Just kidding! This is a delightful NO SEW tutorial! Get ready to have some fun…
I purchased a roll of tulle. I used a beautiful, silver color. I’ve made tutu’s before with tulle, and my previous experience is why I will NEVER buy it in large quantities and cut it into strips… let’s face it, moms like me do not have 6 hrs. of spare time to make a silly tutu! This nice little spool made my job short and sweet! I cut it into 14″ pieces. This is adjustable, based on how big of a child you are making this for. I am making a “grow with me tutu”, designed to fit a new-born to one year old.
I attached the tulle to a simple crocheted headband (Comet blue of course), by tying it. I simply slipped a folded strip through a hole, and slipped the end of the tulle through the folded center. You could also knot it, if you prefer. I did not go through every hole-I went approximately every-other.
Oh the cuteness! I can’t stand it!!! This tutu can be worn by a newborn-3 month old as a skirt. Later, leggings can be added for an older baby. The waist is very stretchy, so even a cute little chubby tummy can fit into it!
I attatched the bow with a clip-style barrette, so it can be removed to be laundered. The tutu should be washed separately in cold water & hung to dry.
I embellished the onesie with a smaller bow, which I attatched to the onesie with a safety-pin. I attached the pin to the bow by hot-gluing a ribbon over it & onto the bow, the same way you would attach a barrette to the back of a hair-bow. Sooooo easy! And now, the bow is removable, and can be attached to larger onesie’s or t-shirts, as the baby grows! It also can be removed when the onesie is laundered.
The hair-bow was made to coordinate, and attached to a crocheted headband by a barrette. It also is removable, so as the child grows, it can be removed and worn separate from the headband.