The tutu skirt enjoys unflagging popularity among both young and old fashion lovers. In such tulle skirts, girls of all ages look charming, in addition, the tutu is great for various styles. This impressive skirt does not require sewing, and thanks to our work instructions you will learn how to create it yourself.. By combining stripes of tulle in different colors, you will get a shading effect.
How to make a tutu at home
- To make it you will need tulle in selected colors, the best is the one sold in rolls about 15 cm wide. As an eraser, you can use one of children’s pants or buy a new one in haberdashery. You will also need, for example, a vase or a chair back on which to put the tutu when creating it.
- Measure the length of the elastic corresponding to the waist circumference of the child. At one of its ends, with a needle and thread, sew the decorative button firmly, and then fasten the skirt belt, threading the button through the hole in the elastic band.
- Wrap the tulle around the book until the entire roll is finished. Then cut the material on one side. This method is fast and we will definitely have fairly even rectangles. Grab one piece of tulle with both hands. Stretch the tulle and roll it to get a belt. Fold in half. Then tie the pieces of tulle on the elastic band: as if you were doing a loop around the elastic band. It’s ready!
Where did the tutu skirt come from
Everything points to the fact that with the beginning of ballet as a spectacular dance and renaissance carnival masquerades popular in Italy, we can also take as the beginning of the stage skirt called the pack or tutu. The etymology of the word TUTU is not clear, it is only known that the word comes from the French language. Some derive them from tulle (tulle), others from cucu, short for cul-cul, which means buttocks in colloquial speech. The word itself did not appear in the dictionaries until the early 1880s. At that time, it was defined as underpants worn under a dancer’s outfit – they were introduced to the dance wardrobe by the great 18th-century ballerina Camargo, who wore them under a dancing skirt.
Types of tutu
We distinguish the following basic types of package and it is a romantic package, a neo-romantic package and a tutu.
- Classic package. With the development of dance, which required more and more virtuosity, the skirt also needed modification, and so it became shorter, revealing legs, which gave the dancer greater freedom of movement when performing complicated dance evolutions. The classic package can be very stiff, moving away from the hips at a right angle.
- Tutu is the name assigned to the classic package, which was born by gradually shortening the costume. It facilitates performing pirouettes, jumps and complicated figures. This kind of package can be seen in many classic ballets, e.g. Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker or Coppelia.
Tutu, as a theatrical costume, often undergoes metamorphoses to reflect the character of the character played by the dancer.