We're really trying not to raise our daughter to be a girly girl. (We see a lot of hiking, biking, surfing, camping, kayaking and adventure travel in her future...) But I couldn't help jumping on the tutu bandwagon when I saw this DIY post on Design Mom. It's just too cute.
So my sister and I decided to make tutus for our daughters and young nieces as Christmas gifts. We followed Design Mom's instructions but added a bit more tulle to fill them out. They were easy (no sewing machine required), inexpensive and will undoubtedly provide years of entertainment, both for the girls and for us as we watch them toddle around looking adorably ridiculous. Friends with little ones be forewarned: I may have to start making these tutus as birthday gifts forever on.