Here’s a photo of my sister and I circa 1984 in tutus our mom made for us. This is a pretty simple and inexpensive project to make the little ballerinas in your life jump for joy. Make them for halloween, or just for the dress up box.

Project Materials:

  • Netting or Tulle (Netting is less than $1 a yard at the craft store), 1-2 yards: $1
  • Bias tape or wide ribbon (Measure 2x around your ballerina’s waist): $1-2
  • Needle & Thread
  • Sewing Machine

Total Cost: $2-3

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These instructions are from a zine I wrote called “Costumes 1980-1987”: