Guess what I did this week?  I made my very first tutu, and it looks GREAT! I honestly can’t believe I made it, it’s sooo nice.

Although I consider myself a crafty girl, I hadn’t tackled this project yet because it looked a bit overwhelming.  I wasn’t sure what was involved, and besides it had to be tough to make – I mean, people sell tutus for $40-60 (or more)!

You’ll probably be surprised to find out that it cost me less than $10.00 to make my first tutu.  And I honestly like it better than any I’ve purchased.  Crazy, right?  Well, I can’t recommend making your own tutu more!

If you’re like me and do better with someone showing you how to make something rather than reading directions online or in a book, you should check out MissTutu.com.  She’ll send you a DVD with step-by-step video instructions showing you how to make 15 styles of tutus!  This includes the basic no-sew tutu, tutus of different lengths and thicknesses, tutu dresses, tutu overalls and skirts, and tutu onesies.  Details and photos of each one can be found here.

My Experience with the MissTutu.com Course:

Thanks to Jenni, the mom behind MissTutu.com, I was able to give this tutu-making course a test drive.  I received her DVD by mail and downloadable manual by email, and was ready to go!

After raiding my local Joann Fabrics and purchasing the colored tulle and elastic I needed to make the Basic No-Sew Tutu, I turned on the DVD.  I found her instructions very easy to follow – it is just like having a friend sit next to you and show you what to do as she makes her own tutu!

Although this is a no-sew tutu, she does use a needle and thread to sew the elastic together and shows you exactly how to do that if you have any doubt as to your ability.  It seriously takes like one minute.  I used my sewing machine since I had it out and it took like 15 seconds.  ;-)  She also gives you the option of buying a particular brand of hair band that will also work if you don’t want to have to sew even that tiny bit.  It’s totally up to you.

Then it was just a matter of cutting and tying all of my tulle to my elastic waistband!

I appreciated the hints and tips she gave as I went – I think it saved me some mistakes I might have made without her knowledgeable instruction.  Here’s my resulting totally gorgeous tutu (if I do say so myself) with my daughter Emma modeling it:

This will be her tutu costume for Halloween this year – I plan on painting her face, too.  You could make one with red and white tulle for a ladybug costume, or orange and black for a pumpkin costume, the possibilities are endless and your little girl would have a very unique and adorable costume!  I saw fairy wings at the Dollar Store, too – how about a fairy costume?  Fun fun!

I cannot WAIT to make the other tutus on this DVD and have perfect confidence that I’ll be able to do it with Jenni’s help.  I’m very happy with her tutu-making course and the resulting gorgeous tutus I’m able to make (and sell if I want!).

Buy It!  And a Super Awesome Discount!

If you’re ready to purchase this DVD for yourself, head on over to MissTutu.com for full details.  You’ll receive the DVD with tutorials for making 15 tutus, the downloadable manual, and quite a few bonuses including the Tutu Accessories Tutorials (hair bands, fairy wands, tutu embellishments).  Price?  $67.00.

Now in case you’re thinking that’s a bit pricey for a DVD, let me remind you that you’re getting everything you need all at once – 15 video tutorials.  I’m thinking that if this were a mass market moneymaking thing, they would be selling them for $15 per DVD tutorial at least, and that would add up to more than $100 by the time you collected them all.  It’s nice having everything on one DVD, too.  I think it’s worth it, personally.

HOWEVER, if you order using the coupon code KINDRED you’ll get $50.00 off of this price!

This is a special Halloween discount Jenni is offering right now.  :)

If you’re still not sure…

1.  Get your free tutu lesson HERE.

2.  There’s a 60-day money-back guarantee!  Details here.

Note that the website does have a popup when you leave.  As someone who hates popups this is driving me a bit nuts but it’s just Jenni’s way of making sure you don’t leave without getting a terrific deal!  Just didn’t want it to scare you away from the site.  :)

Jenni of MissTutu.com is giving one lucky reader of Kindred Spirit Mommy the full Tutu course including DVD and downloadable manual!

{Prize} “Secrets to Tutu Making Success” DVD and downloadable manual.
{Eligibility}
Open Internationally!

{Mandatory Main Entry – do this before moving on to extra entries}

First, visit Miss Tutu and sign up for their free course which will be emailed to you.  :)  Just a name and email needed – easy peasy!  Come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did it, and tell me what kind of tutu you would most like to make (type or colors).

Optional Extra Entries – Get 1 extra entry for each unless otherwise noted:
(Leave a separate comment for each extra entry!)

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Giveaway will be closed on October 23, 2010 (extended) at midnight PST and winner notified by email.  Winner will then have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will have to re-draw another winner.  Good luck, everyone!

I would like to thank Jenni of MissTutu.com for sending me the product reviewed above. This post is 100% my own opinion and thoughts, and was not edited or reviewed by anyone.  I do not feel obligated to write a positive review – I’ll always share my honest thoughts on products.

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