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Grace’s Homemade Tutu Gets a Second Chance

Fer her second birthday, I made Grace a beautiful beautiful fluffly tutu. You can make your own by following my instructions. It's simple.

I spent many hours lying on my back because of injuries sustained in a car crash, and I put some of that time to good use. I tied tulle knot after tulle knot, and I was thrilled with the finished product.

Grace was less so.

She put the tutu on once, wore it for about four minutes, and then took it off. She wouldn't even touch it after that. The poor, rejected tutu was ignored for a few days in the living room, and eventually found its way to the closet in Grace's bedroom.

I was lachrymose.

But then, out of the blue, almost five months later, Grace said My spinning. My twirling. My dancing like a ballerina!

I jumped in, “Would you like to wear your special birthday tutu?”

She said yes!

And then she really spun and twirled.

Til she was dizzy.

dancing in her homemade tutu

She felt the tutu. She fluffed it. She made it fuller than I had imagined.

My so beautiful! she gushed as she twirled around the living room.

My so happy!

My love my tutu!

homemade tutu

Spinning and twirling turned into playing with Little People and somersaulting around the living room.

easy homemade tutu

And she had no idea that one afternoon of playing and being beautiful would make me so happy.

no sew homemade tutu

A few commenters on my Wordless Wednesday post asked if Grace was wearing her tutu for Halloween. She isn't. We got a costume a couple of weeks ago after a long struggle. She's going to be something else. More on that later.

Happily shared at Tell Me Thursday, Things I Love Thursday, A Thousand Words Thursday, Show and Tell Friday, PhotoStory FridayHosted by Cecily, Friday's Foto Finish Fiesta, Give Me Your Best Shot, Finer Things Friday, Family Friday, and Beautiful Life

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45 thoughts on “Grace’s Homemade Tutu Gets a Second Chance”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing that story. Sometimes in life, we are just not ready for a gift; however we have a way of finding it when we are ready. What a wonderful remember. Debi
    .-= Debi´s last blog ..Check Point Charlie =-.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing that story. Sometimes in life, we are just not ready for a gift; however we have a way of finding it when we are ready. What a wonderful remember. Debi
    .-= Debi´s last blog ..Check Point Charlie =-.

  3. How adorable! I wish my daughter would wear her tutus for more than a few seconds… maybe someday 🙂

    Happy Friday!
    .-= debi b´s last blog ..Friday Fragments & Fotos ~ Finding Faith =-.

  4. How adorable! I wish my daughter would wear her tutus for more than a few seconds… maybe someday 🙂

    Happy Friday!
    .-= debi b´s last blog ..Friday Fragments & Fotos ~ Finding Faith =-.

  5. that was a nice post to read. Sometimes kids just don’t appreciate our efforts. If you want to come on by and meet Jack I’m home.
    .-= kaye´s last blog ..Photo Story Friday: Meet Jack =-.

  6. that was a nice post to read. Sometimes kids just don’t appreciate our efforts. If you want to come on by and meet Jack I’m home.
    .-= kaye´s last blog ..Photo Story Friday: Meet Jack =-.

  7. She is adorable! Brings back memories of when my gals were near this age. We had a box of princess like stuff for play ( tiaras, high heel shoes, tutus, dresses ect) I use to buy old prom dresses at the thrift stores and reuse the fabric to make dresses ect. for the gals to play in. They also had jewerly. So much fun!
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..2009 5th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards =-.

  8. She is adorable! Brings back memories of when my gals were near this age. We had a box of princess like stuff for play ( tiaras, high heel shoes, tutus, dresses ect) I use to buy old prom dresses at the thrift stores and reuse the fabric to make dresses ect. for the gals to play in. They also had jewerly. So much fun!
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..2009 5th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards =-.

  9. That turned out beautiful. I am so glad she found her way back to it! She will wear it for the next four years.Getting hr to take it of to go to bed or to put it in the laundry, that will be your new battle.
    Because of Jesus, Bobbie
    .-= Bobbie´s last blog ..My daughter and her husband renew their vows =-.

  10. That turned out beautiful. I am so glad she found her way back to it! She will wear it for the next four years.Getting hr to take it of to go to bed or to put it in the laundry, that will be your new battle.
    Because of Jesus, Bobbie
    .-= Bobbie´s last blog ..My daughter and her husband renew their vows =-.

  11. This is a cute post. My 2 year old went through the same thing. I found a cheap tutu in the store several months ago for about 5 bucks and got it for her thinking that she'd like it since she's in her “dancing dress” stage. She didn't really go for it then but just last couple days decided now she's gotta wear this blue tutu thing all the time (even in bed). She's about 3 months to 3. I heard it's a stage girls go through. I remember I really wanted a tutu too. But my parents were too cheap to get me one and the internet wasn't invented back then – and my mother was not a tutu chick.

    Thanks for posting!

  12. The tutu looks great and she looks so happy in it! I made one for my little girl's 3rd birthday and she loved it so much that she slept in it that night. I love this stage for girls. You can see the tutu I made for my little princess on my homepage.

  13. I just spent a week making a beautiful, full length, beaded neckline, tulle princess dress for MY princess. She hated it…
    I can sympathize and hope HER dress will get a second chance someday!

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