tulle tutu with bustle?
anyone know how to make the bustle on a tulle tutu? want one for the FG but not sure how they get that darn bustle in there!!!

have looked for tutorials on youtube, but just found the standard tutu, I need (perhaps want would be the more appropriate word) the standard with bustle!!

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Hayley C™
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Jun 01, 2012 at 10:53 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would call it either a high low tutu or a tutu with a train.
A "bustle" is the process of tucking the train up on the dress so it doesn't drag on the floor. So, I don't know if "bustle" is really what you asking about.

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Jun 01, 2012 at 11:48 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ya- that pic isn't really a bustle, it's more of a back train.
I would say it is just made by having longer tulle layers in the back.

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Jun 02, 2012 at 8:33 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
that's just what they call them on etsy so that's what I called it as well. I understand that it has long layers, but are they tied onto the ribbon/elastic with the shorter layers? how did they get it to tier so perfectly? I just want it to look as good as theirs on etsy.....

http://www.etsy.com/listing/58078378/peacock-tutu-with-bustle-childrens?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=tutu with bustle&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84049796/rainbow-bustle-tutubirthday-tutu-photo?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=tutu with bustle&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all

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Sep 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
The picture is of a bustle tutu...short in front, long in back AND a bustle "puff" in back.

I have made tutus several ways, this one looks like all the layers are stitched onto the ribbon waistband...and the trick is likely the order that the layers were added to the ribbon. The long back is (mostly) UNDER the primary (short) one, my guess is ALL the long layers began the same length and after the piece was complete they were trimmed the the desired lengths (waste is inevitable). the ribbon was stitched to them slightly below the top edge(of the tulle) - so the tulle is above and below the ribbon when you tie it. This should create the "puff".

The really big key is going to be measuring your ribbon and making sure all the tulle is stitched to it so there isn't a gap or an overlap when you tie it...a gap will be unattractive and overlap will make the fit all wrong - again unattractive!

Good luck, hope this helps.

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Sep 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I just looked at etsy - you could do this as a tied tutu. For the front cut all the lengths with the "spear" shaped end ( or flat or round, whatever you prefer) then the back tie the long lengthes off center....so there is a short "puff" at one end (top when tutu is on) and a long (smooth) length for the train. When everything is tied then cut the tiers into the train/long where you want.....now there isn't an issue for the waistband and overlap/gaps.

Trick for cutting lengths of tulle...cut the yardage to the length you want, fold in half, cut the fold (makes wide tulle easier to deal with) then roll (like rolling up a carpet) tulle. Yu will get a "sausage of tulle" simply trim the sausage to the widths you want (wider for the back on this project, narrower for the front). This is a whole lot easier than trying to cut long strips individually --- and neater too, no wavy cut lines.

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Feb 14, 2014 at 4:00 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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