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DIY Fairy Tutu

July 13th, 2010

This was a last minute task. The party I was invited to was a theme party and the theme was Tutus & Hats.
I could not envision myself wearing a tutu with hat. I put a couple of outfits together but the hat and tutu combo was not happening. So I decided just to stick with the tutu part of the theme. But I really didn’t have anything that jumped out… The one item I was really considering was that fabulous brown Chanel dress that I got for $9.99. It has been on my mannequin for months now. But the dress is still in really bad condition with holes and shredding all over. Any suggestions about what I should do to make it wearable?

So, last minute thoughts….. I decided to do a big tutu and mix the tulle with fabric and grosgrain trims. I decided to leave all the edges raw. I wanted something edgy and de/re-constructed so CDG comes to mind. I’m thinking of a sheer front with a covered back so I can wear boy shorts or bloomers with it.

The back of the skirt is made out of thick wool.

Miss Alex Tran in her fabulous Nha Khanh red tulle tulle dress

Alex Tran, moi and Nha Khanh

Nha Khanh’s dresses is currently being display at the Fashionistas Studio

My bruise knee from falling down on my 6″ Fendi :-(  That’s the price of fashion.

Wearing: DIY tutu, AA blommers, F21 lace top, vintage alligator clutch and fox tail, Givenchy booties.

DIY tutu: All you need is 3 yards of tulle and one yard of any regular fabric that you want to mix in. I have hook and eye closures and snaps because it’s easier for me that way. And thanks to Nha Khanh for the fabric and for teaching me some new sewing techniques.
Have fun on your DIY tutu skirts and drop me a line if you have DIY that you want to share! Natalya is working on a new TopTen based on DIY so send your links!!!!
Have a great rest of your week everyone!

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  1. July 13th, 2010 at 00:51 | #1

    Fashion injuries and all ;), you still look fabulous! Very glam!! I think the last picture is especially so cute. And can I just say, I like your hair best this way 😀

  2. July 13th, 2010 at 01:26 | #2

    Amazing pics! Love your lace top! wow!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  3. July 13th, 2010 at 01:35 | #3

    That’s one major bruise!

  4. July 13th, 2010 at 02:10 | #4

    You look wonderful Nini! I love your tutu with the lace top!
    xxx

  5. July 13th, 2010 at 02:37 | #5

    Really nice outfit!

    You look beautiful!

  6. July 13th, 2010 at 05:54 | #6

    Hi Ni!
    I feel bad on your knee, you got a bruise!
    But thank God, nothing really serious happened to you
    from falling because of 6” heel. It scared me, ha.

    Btw, you ladies are looking fabulous all the time.
    You all have pretty faces!

  7. July 13th, 2010 at 05:54 | #7

    Hi Ni!
    I feel bad on your knee, you got a bruise!
    But thank God, nothing really serious happened to you
    from falling because of 6” heel. It scared me, ha.

    Btw, you ladies are looking fabulous all the time.
    You all have pretty faces!

  8. Emily
    July 13th, 2010 at 09:37 | #8

    You look fabulous as usual. That’s a great idea to wear short inside the see through skirt.
    xxx EMILY

  9. July 13th, 2010 at 09:38 | #9

    that last photo is really sweet- and so opulent with the red velvet sofa! the bruise looks major. ouch, poor you! :(
    one of my fears is falling off my taller shoes. 5 inches is my limit on shoe-height, so far. i usually only fall when wearing flip-flops, seriously…that happened just yesterday- no bruises, though. :)

  10. July 13th, 2010 at 13:21 | #10

    great photos, you look amazing! but damn it must have hurt like sh** to fall from those 6″ heels :(

  11. July 13th, 2010 at 14:45 | #11

    looks like you perfected the DIY.. i would def fall in those heels!

    <33
    heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  12. July 13th, 2010 at 15:47 | #12

    im loving this look!!! you are gorgeous!

    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

  13. July 13th, 2010 at 15:55 | #13

    Oh, you rock girls ! Great outfits!

  14. July 13th, 2010 at 21:21 | #14

    love the home-made skirt and the lace top! and i also really enjoy the gothic inspiration!
    http://www.charlotte-shoppingmaniac.blogspot.com/

  15. July 14th, 2010 at 03:26 | #15

    Hi Nini!

    I am so sorry about your bruise. But you all still look glam! 😉

    By the way, I hope you could help me… I am thinking of going to Saigon in November. What do you think would be the appropriate outfits to wear there. Thanks so much!

  16. July 14th, 2010 at 12:16 | #16

    Wow !

    Amazing outfit, I’m so in love with black lace !
    Love it !

    See U !

  17. July 14th, 2010 at 15:59 | #17

    I have just discovered your blog.

    You are wonderful! :)

    new fan.

  18. July 14th, 2010 at 18:11 | #18

    great skirt, Nini!
    fab look

    X
    Watching the waves

  19. July 14th, 2010 at 21:49 | #19

    Love the look! Your DIY is fab! :)

  20. July 14th, 2010 at 21:53 | #20

    you look so cute, and its so good to see another dallas blogger. texas is so underappreciated! xoxo

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