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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
oh, no problem! I'm happy to answer as many question as you have ^^

I sewed the tulle to "dance briefs" (these ones in white: [link] ) which I call a tutu panty since some girls wear them under tutus :). I was going for a "powderpuff" look over "pancake" because I think it suits Tutu's basic style more. I explained what I did in a comment thread here: [link]
but basically I just took ruffled strips of tulle and sewed them onto the panty. I only used four layers of tulle, did not use wire to shape the tutu, and didn't sew the layers together, which is why it's puffy and not flat.

If you haven't had much sewing experience, you could also buy a practice tutu (this one's a very cheap option: [link] discount dance also sells a more expensive one with more layers) and modify it to be Princess Tutu.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions ^^
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TLMFanGabriel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
I was wondering. How did you get the wings on the dress to stick out like that?

Im thinking of remaking my tutu cosplay and I need help :/
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
sure thing! Here's a step-by-step of what I did.

I bent wire (from a craft store, anything thick enough to hold its shape is good) into the wing shape, then traced that to make a pattern (leaving a seam allowance of course) and cut out several layers of yellow tulle to match. I sewed the tulle around the edges leaving a few inches open, turned them right side out, and slipped the wire in (it was just bendy enough to squeeze through a fairly narrow opening) and sewed it all up. To attach the wire frame to the costume I used pliers to bend the ends into little loops and sewed that to a piece of twill (my wigs are separate from my tutu and attach by means of a snap so they can be removed for storage, but you might want to sew yours directly to your tutu).

I hope that helps! Good luck on your costume :)
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TLMFanGabriel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh and another question. How do you apply see through straps on a dress? Im not sure how to do it :P
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
If this is for a costume, I would advise you not to use plastic see-through straps because they tend to stretch and chafe (when I did ballet and we got costumes that came with clear straps, we cut them out and sewed in replacements). Instead I would use an elastic close to your flesh tone or if you have removable fabric/elastic straps from a bra or dress, use those.

The only see through straps I know of are the detachable kind that come with some leotards and bras. They have little plastic hooks on the ends, so you sew in a small loop of ribbon and hook the plastic through these. Otherwise I'm honestly not sure, I've always been taking them out, not putting them in! I would try hand sewing (use a thimble). If regular thread is thin enough to cut through the plastic, I would try pre-punching holes with a needle and then sewing it on with dental floss.

Sorry I don't know so much about this one! Let me know what works :)
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TLMFanGabriel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you thank you THANK YOU X3

Im remaking it since I was kinda unhappy with it at comic con 2010. So Im using the dress I do have for her Swan Lake dress. since it actually has straps on it XP
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
no problem! I'm happy to answer questions as best I can :love:

I meant to make a Tutu's Tutu tutorial this summer but never got around to it >_>
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TLMFanGabriel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
Why not?
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I haven't had time, since I don't have in-progress photos of the tutu I'd have to do some work to put it all together. Someone else asked me for advice recently and I realized both the tutorials I'd used when I made it had gone offline, so I'd like to get something up eventually :)
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