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Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Tutus Can Be Great Part of Halloween or Other Costumes

Tutus make a great girls accessory and can be a wonderful part of any costume, even costumes for Halloween! I know its a bit early to be thinking about October now but I wanted to share this idea so you can get planning when your daughter asks about her costume this year. You can learn how to make tutus that can be part of many types of costumes...really whatever you can think up! I loved this little girl in her witch costume and tutu. Just had to share it with my tutu loving friends! :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tutu Skirts Are NOT Just For Ballerinas

Tutus are no longer just for ballerinas, but a fashion trend that will certainly be here for awhile since all girls love the opportunity to dress up whether it be for dress-up, holidays, or every day wear. Once your daughter tries on her first tutu, she will certainly fall in love and will soon be begging you to wear them for more than just play time.

Jenni Lynn of agrees, “Tulle skirts have always been a popular play time dress up costume for many little girls but more recently we are seeing them as skirts and dresses for every day wear thanks to tutu skirts becoming a trendy and fashionable outfit.” Jenni teaches moms how to create skirts from tulle since the cost of purchasing boutique tutus is cost preventative for many. Fortunately, moms can learn how to create beautiful and professional looking tutu skirts for their daughters without spending a fortune since the basic supplies are fairly inexpensive and the instructions are easy to follow.

Jenni offers a No-Sew Tutu Course on DVD with instructions for 15 fun and trendy tutu skirts and tutu dresses. The course sells for $67.00 but you can get this full course for only $5.00 until the end of June.

To get your coupon for this special discount and full details on the “Secrets to Tutu Making Success” DVD course and Bonuses, please visit

Not interested in the full tutu course and want to try one lesson for free? Check out for a free tutu making lesson.

Monday, June 7, 2010

How to determine if you should buy or make your own tutus?

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How to determine if you should buy or make your own tutus?

When determining whether to purchase an item or make it at home, I have a few suggestions that I think about when pondering the same thing. Today I’m going to focus specifically on tutus and when to buy and when to make them yourself.

First I take a look at cost savings. How much will it cost to buy one tutu? How much will it cost to learn how to make tutus if you only make just one? Now, depending on the price of the tutu, if you purchase a low range tutu from an online store you can get one for $25-30 but if you purchase from a boutique or a custom made tutu, you’re looking at $100 plus many times. In most cases then, it can be very cost effrective to learn how to make tutus instead of buying them. For example, my tutu making course costs $27 plus about $10 worth of supplies for a tutu. So if you want to have more than 1 tutu, right away you’re already seeing a huge cost savings. Now if you just want one and only one tutu ever, it might make more sense just to buy one. However, your daughter might soon be VERY interested in tutus after wearing her first one, so you might not be able to just get away with having one tutu in the house!

Another thing to consider when considering to make or buy a tutu is how much do you want your tutu customized? You will probably want to pick your girls favorite colors and maybe even favorite ribbons and more. In order to get a truly custom tutu you’ll need to make it yourself (or be prepared to spend a good chunk of change to have someone create one for you).

Finally, I’d consider the joy of creating tutus versus just buying one. If you are crafty (or even if you aren’t but love to try making new things) tutus are a great girly craft to learn how to create. It is a lot of fun to learn how to work with tulle and create a large variety of tutu skirts and dresses. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun and easy it is. So instead of buying a tutu, why not try your hand at making tutus. If you can’t do it, you really don’t have anything to lose (especially with my 60 day guarantee policy).

Hope you have a lot of fun with tutus and hope you will consider making tutus very soon as you consider the HUGE benefits of making tutus instead of buying a tutu.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tutu Supplies For Making Your Own Tutus

Want to start learning how to create beautiful tutus? As with any new craft or project, I’m sure you have some questions before you begin. You probably want to know the costs of supplies and want to be sure the materials to make tutus are easy to find near you, so you don’t have to go searching for them. Well, I have great news for you because tutu materials and supplies are not only easy to find, but they are inexpensive too!

You can easily find tulle for tutus online or even at craft stores like Michael’s and A.C. Moore. Plus fabric stores like Joann’s also carry a variety of tulle and have great choices for tulle on a bolt that are often on sale! If you are really in a hurry and need to grab some tulle, most party stores even carry rolls of tulle in their wedding section (although it is typically not the softest tulle for tutus, so feel it before you buy it!)

Besides tulle, you’ll also need some elastic for the waistband. Again this can be found in any craft or fabric store and even places like Walmart carry it in their craft section.

Those are the two basic materials for making your own no-sew tutus at home. The rest of the supplies needed for tutu making can be found around your house (especially if you are already a fan of crafts) or in craft stores. They are easy to find things to use to help create your tutus and embellish them with a variety of unique items to make them really fun and adorable.

Tutu making is a fun and simple craft to learn with my unique no-sew tutu making methods and can be a very inexpensive new craft to create and even sell for profit.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Who Would Be Interested in Making Tutus?

Ever thought about making tutus after seeing girls wearing them around town, for play time, for photography shoots, and other special occasions? You’re not alone! Tutus are the next hottest fashion trend for girls right now (infants to teenagers and beyond!) so now is a perfect time to learn how to make tutus.

1- Moms love learning how to make tutus for their little girls to wear. Imagine a custom made tutu in your daughter’s favorite colors for her princess birthday party of a fun Halloween costume with a tutu skirt.

2- Grandmas of little girls love to create fun and unique outfits and tutu accessories for their grand-daughters to dress-up in and enjoy.

3- Women who attend baby showers and little girls birthday parties love making tutus too because it’s a great gift to be able to make and give to a special girl. If you love creating unique and custom gifts instead of constantly buying shower gifts and birthday party presents, you’ll love learning the art of creating no-sew tutus since it will give you an easy present to create for any girls shower or party.

4- Anyone with an Etsy store or craft show business who wants to increase their income with a low cost to produce and high mark up craft item to sell. Tutus are a big hit at flea markets, craft shows, and in online shops like Etsy because they are just so cute and fun!
Whatever your reason for starting to make no-sew tutu skirts and tutu dresses, you’ll certainly enjoy learning how to create them for the special little girls in your life whether it be for gifts, your daughter or grand-daughter, or to sell for profit to excited little princesses.

The Advantages of Making Tutus vs. Buying Tutus

1- Cost Savings: The average tutus I make cost only $10 to create. The average tutu for sale in boutique or online stores is around $40 but can be as high as even $125 for a custom tutu dress design. By learning to make your own tutus you will find a significant cost savings, even if you only want to make 2 tutus your entire life. (And there are dozens of tutu styles so I’m sure you are going to want to learn to make more than just a couple!)

2- Customized For Your Girl: Your daughter can even help design a tutu you are going to make her and she can help pick out the colors too (if she is old enough that is!) You can create a truly personalized and special tutu with your own custom design that she will love to wear for any special occasion or party, or even just to have fun with princess play time.

3- Once You Learn How to Make Tutus, You’ll Have a New Skill For Life: It’s always fun to find a new hobby and it is such a great reward to be able to learn a new crafty skill. You can display your new crafty talent to others for many years as you continue to make beautiful tutu skirts.

4- Make Money With Your Tutu Making Skills: Add tutus to your current Etsy store, boutique, flea market booth, or craft show inventory and see your sales increase because everyone loves tutus once they see how beautiful and fun they are.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tutus on People Babies: "Steal That Style"

Read here for full article:
Steal That Style: Follow Nahla's Tutu Cute Trend

Loved this article because it talks about how popular tutus are becoming for little girls to wear outside of dance recitals! :) I just wish they had mentioned how easy and inexpensive it is to learn how to make your own tutus...the tutus they list in their tutu trend article cost a LOT more than if you learned how to make your own tutus! Plus when you make your tutus you get the added benefit of creating a custom tutu that even your daughter can help design herself!

Enjoy making tutus!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Contest for Moms! Win the "Cutest Tutu Contest" for $100 Cash

Think you can make the cutest tutu? Prove it and win $100 Cash!!

I'll teach you how to make cute no-sew tutus so you can make tutus EASY today! Then submit your tutu photo or video and you'll have a chance to win $100.

All the contest for mom details are at:

Have fun and good luck!

Sunday, April 18, 2010 Has Launched - Free Tutu Making Lesson!

I'm so excited that is finally up and running. I think I'm most thrilled about the free video lesson that hundreds of moms have already seen...and hopefully many thousands more will view. Wouldn't you love this 15 minute free video lesson to learn how to make a tutu for your little girl? Check it out here: Free No-Sew Tutu Instructions

Have fun making tutus! :D

I Won a Soy Candle in the Ultimate Blog Party!

Had to share my excitement for the UBP10 Party and let y'all know that I am super excited to try a lilac soy candle I won during the contest just for commenting on her contest blog! Here is her have got to check out all the yummy scents!!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hey Ultimate Blog Partiers! :D Nice to Meet You!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

What is the UBP - Ultimate Blog Party?

Hey, I'm Jenni! I live in North Carolina with my actor husband. We'll be married 2 years in May! We met in December 2007, got engaged 10 weeks later, and married 10 weeks after that! Pretty fast!! :)

We love to TRAVEL tons (which is good because our family is all over the US!), we watch a TON of movies, and we LOVE food!! :D My hubby is acting almost full-time and I create craft courses teaching step-by-step instructions for fun things like Quilling and Tutu Making! I love working from home and all the time I have to spend with my friends enjoying beautiful North Carolina!

Here's a recent pic of my hubby and I at a friend's Oscar party!

I am in the process of launching teaching moms how to make Tutu Skirts and Tutu Dresses (plus accessories) for their little girls!

Even running a Mom Blogger Contest for $100 CASH to help spread the word! :)

We love taking roadtrips in our Vette! (Especially with the top off!)
This picture was last summer before I chopped off ALL that hair!

And here's our cat, my baby! :) Chandler
(named after Matthew Perry's FRIENDS character since I'm a huge fan of the show!)
He is NOT a huge fan of the tutu I tried to get him to model however. :D

Here are a few of my favorite things....
BATHS - recently addicted and looking to buy a house with a huge garden tub! :)
CARBS - but they don't like my waist and booty! I'm trying to quit!!
BABIES - we don't have any yet but I'm getting a new brother-in-law ANY day now!!
MOVIES - one of the fun things my hubby and I love to do together
FAMILY and CHURCH FAMILY - blessed with many amazing people in my life!
BEING ONLINE - I'm never more than a foot from my laptop 24/7 :D
CRAFTS - I regularly spend a small fortune in Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn's

Not sure what else to write about so how about I share my favorite cookie recipe so you can make some for the PARTY! ...

How to Make These EASY and DELICIOUS Pumpkin Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Please enjoy them and have a big bite for me! :)

Soft Pumpkin Cookie Recipe:
1 C. sugar
1 C. canned pumpkin
1/2 C. softened butter
2 C. flour (try using wheat or spelt flour for a healthier version!)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spices
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C. raisins or chocolate chips or nuts

Heat oven: 375.
Mix sugar, pumpkin, butter.
Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Mix in raisins, nuts, chocolate chips.
Drop spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet; bake until light brown (8-10 min)
Optional vanilla frosting: (they are great even without this!):
3 C. powdered sugar and 1/3 C. butter or margarine, softened.

Beat in 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and about 2 tsp. milk (or water) until smooth and spread on cookies.

Some substitution suggestions:

Try Smart Balance (for baking) instead of butter if you want a dairy-free version of these cookies.

Use spelt flour or wheat flour for a healthier cookie.

Add dried cranberries and chocolate chips to the batter.

Add stevia as a sweetener instead of using sugar (check your container of stevia to see the conversion - do NOT use a full cup of stevia; its MUCH sweeter than sugar!) :)

PS - remember to try the batter before you cook it - YUMMY!! :)

Here's the prize I donated for UBP 10...hope you win!! :D

USC 64 – 2 Hour Instructional DVD on How to Make 15 styles of No-Sew Tutu Skirts and Dresses, plus Bonus Online Videos for Tutu Accessories Like Hair Bows and Fairy Wands.
Provided by:
Follow here: jennspen or Visit Our Fan Page: Jenn Swift Spencer

WOW there were soooo many cool prizes! I'd be happy to win ANY of them!
But here are my top picks:
40- One winner will receive a 3 day 2 night stay from Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee, FL (less than 2 miles from Disney World) a value of $250.
6 – Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace valued at $48 The Double Stacked A Lot Of Love.
8 – Buds to Bloom Photo Tile Necklace ($95) – Features custom photo tile, hand stamped mom charm & bead cluster. The Ultimate Mommy Necklace!
18 – Goodie Basket for Mom, includes health and beauty items for mom and kids. $5 gift card to Wal-Mart, Softlips Pomegranate Lip Balm, Moments for Mothers, Thoughtful Reflections to Warm Her Heart book by Robert Strand, 20 Sheets of Glossy Photo Paper, EcoTools earth-friendly beauty Intensive Hand Cream, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout DVD, Peaceful Waters Relaxation DVD, Tantric Toning Workout DVD with Stephanie de Phillipo, Magnetic Babysitter Checklist, The Flavor Point Diet book by Dr. David L. Katz, Photo Album that holds 80 photos and a Beautiful decorative Wood Chip Basket. Estimated retail value of prize $50.
32 – $25 Target Gift Card!
Provided by: The Frugal Novice
2 - Two winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to shop our tagless baby apparel.
Provided by: Happy Panda
Otherwise, ANY of the hotels or gift cards would be SWEET!! :D

PLEASE leave a comment and let me know you came by!!

Oh and one of my favorite tutus...I couldn't get a really good photo against the wall so sorry if it looks crooked (its really not!) Its a Christmas santa empire waist tutu dress!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Learn More About Beautiful Tutu Skirts For Little Girls

All About Tutus Article by Jenni Lynn of

Beautiful Girls Tutus You Can Learn How to Make

Custom Tutus – All You Need to Know before You Get One

Your little girl deserves to feel and to look like a princess. All she needs is a gorgeous puffy tutu that she can swirl in and jump in as much as she wants. There are many garments available on the market for you to choose from. There are different types of models suitable for girls of different ages. You might easily find what you are looking for or not really. In such cases it is best to focus your attention on custom tutus.

There are a number of individual designers as well as boutiques that offer this type of garments. You can choose the size of the tutu in terms of length and width. You can also pick the length of the waistband. This is particularly important since you would want your little girl to feel as well as to look great. Most importantly, you can choose any design that you like. You can go for the classics and choose a bell or a romantic model full of fluff. If your girl is into ballet a pancake or a shorter tutu will be the ideal gift for her. There are also more modernistic skirts with designs that even the teenagers will love.

When ordering custom tutus customers can also choose the material the garment will be made from. The color and the garnishes are also up to you to decide. You can pick a classic fairy pink item with gentle puffy flowers or a stylish white tulle model with black dots. Generally, you have the opportunity to create your dream tutu. Even the little girl can participate in the creative process if you wish.

The custom tutus are generally expensive. Furthermore, you will probably have to wait for at least a couple of weeks before your dream model is ready. There might be some imperfections that have to be fixed as well. For all these reasons you might consider making the tutu on your own.

Are tutus just for dress up?

No way! Have you seen the latest styles walking the runway this spring? Surprisingly tutus aren’t even just for infants and little girls any more. You’ll see a lot of tulle skirts for teenagers and women alike. Certainly if women are donning tutu skirts for fashion and enjoying this latest trend, then little girls can wear their tutu skirts as part of a fun outfit as well. Tutus are no longer just for dress up but are also being used as a professional looking outfit for photo shoots and as dresses for holidays and special occasions. Let your little girl be a princess all day long when you pair a tutu skirt with jeans or leggings and a matching top. On holidays you can create a beautiful tutu empire waist dress or tutu halter dress for her to wear.

Tutus can be purchased online or in boutique stores for $25-100. You can also learn how to make your own tutus for your daughter with under $5 worth of supplies. There are many no-sew options for making tutu skirts and tutu dresses so you don’t even need to worry if you are not good with a sewing machine.

Infant Tutu – How to Make Your Baby Girl a Small Princess

You love your little treasure more than anything in the world. That is why you want only the best for her. She will surely love to have an infant tutu. She will like the color and the gorgeous puff. This garment might actually become her favorite play thing. She might even want to be a real ballerina one day.

You can buy or make an infant tutu. There are different models sold on the market, but you might want to pick the fabric and make the design on your own. In this way you will be certain that your baby will feel comfortable when wearing the garment and play happily. All materials and tools you need are readily available and easy to find. The next step is to learn the methods for creating a tutu and you are ready to turn fantasy into reality.

You can choose between different designs. The bell tutus are totally gorgeous, but they are more suitable for slightly older girls. You will definitely not get it wrong if you opt for a pancake models – these not only use up less material for the making, but are also more comfy for the child. You can make such a model as puffy as you like, but your little girl will definitely look absolutely sweet in any garment.

The color you pick for the infant tutu does not have to be a classic girly one. The pink is totally beautiful, but you should also consider some of the trendier shades such as lavender, cream, blue and green. You can pick a fabric with floating colors or use pieces with different shades to make the tutu more exotic. The sparkly tulle is also an excellent choice.

You can embellish the infant tutu in any way you like. The tulle ribbons and flowers are the most obvious choices, but you can also pick something more unconventional.

Tutus Part of Spring Fashion Line For Many

Stella McCartney recently released a tutu line for GapKids and will be launching another line for them shortly. Apparently tulle skirts are in for this spring for adults and little girls. Top designers are filling the runways with beautiful tutu skirts for all ages.

Jenni Lynn of agrees, “Tulle skirts have always been a popular play time dress up costume for many little girls but more recently we are seeing them as skirts and dresses for every day wear thanks to tulle skirts becoming a trendy and fashionable outfit.” Jenni teaches moms how to create skirts from tulle since the cost of purchasing boutique tutu skirts is cost preventative for many. “Moms can learn how to create beautiful and professional looking tutu skirts for their daughter’s without spending a fortune since the basic supplies are fairly inexpensive and the instructions are easy to follow and create with.” Jenni confirms.

Once your daughter tries on her first tutu, she will most certainly be hooked on this new fashion trend and will soon be begging you to wear her tutu for more than just play time. You can see professional photographers across the nation using tutus to dress up infants and little girls for photo shoots as well.

The tutu is hip and trendy now but it most likely here to stay in one fashion or another due to the overwhelmingly positive response with little girls who want to dress up in fun skirts and show off their princess side.

How to Make a Tutu Girl’s Costume – A Basic Guide

Every girl dreams of being a fairy. This wish can become a reality without the use of a magic wand. All you need to do is find out how to make a tutu girl’s costume. Here is a very basic method that you can use.

All you need is a piece of tulle fabric. The size depends on the height of the girl you are going to make the tutu for and on how long she wants her skirt to be. You also need elastic. You might replace it with a ribbon, but the former option is better since it will create more comfort. In order to determine the length of the elastic you have to measure the waist of the girl. It is best to leave a few extra inches just to be on the safe side.

The next step for making a tutu is to cut the tulle into strips. The exact width is up to you, but 5 inches are fine. Then you have to sew the ends of the elastic to make the waistband of the skirt. The next step is also simple. You need to tie each strip of tulle to the elastic. You have to fold each piece in half. Place the strip around the elastic and pull the two ends down over it to make a tight loop. Repeat this step until the entire length of the waistband is covered.

This is how to make a tutu girl’s costume – the method is easy and simple. The skirt will definitely look great although it will not be very refined. If you want to create a classy princess tutu such as a pancake one you will need to use more sophisticated methods, tools and materials. You will need to invest some time and effort, but the final result will definitely be a worthwhile one.