Puppies in tutus! There is no other way than the title to describe this post. A few days before Halloween, I had been talking to my friend Amy – who is a Husky rescuer and who owns three Husky (or Husky mix) dogs – about the upcoming Halloween. While we were not allowed to dress in costume for work, we did talk about what we all were going to do on the home front.
For about six or seven years, The Kid has been too old to allow me to create a costume for him. Previously, I had put in months of preparation and work in creating his costumes, beginning with his first Halloween at the age of about 5 months (a lion) until his 13th or Halloween when he was a ‘Knight in Shining Armour’. (You can read all about his costumes here.)
Now my friend Amy is one of those awesome pet-parents of these three beloved Huskies. And she mentioned that she would love to costume the dogs, but just didn’t have the time. She did mention that dressing the dogs in tutus would be awesome, but with everything going on at work and in her life, time was just not on her side.
One evening while I was home, looking for something to do (have you ever known me to not be looking for something to do?) I hit on a quick and easy idea for making those tutus. I had a general idea of how big these dogs were, having seen many photos on her desk and on her phone! They were big, huggable, wonderful puppies!
A quick trip to Joann’s and about $6.00 later, I had the necessary materials for the tutus. I simply took about two yards of tulle in each color – two shades of pink and one of blue – and three matching pieces of ribbon and one quick seam. I wished I had taken more photos of construction but hope you can follow my directions.
I started with a yard piece of tulle and folded it in half and then in half again. I cut across to create four pieces measuring about 13″ wide by the length. Assuming the dogs were about 18-ish inches around their ‘waists’, I took a 36″ piece of 3″ wide ribbon and laid the tulle on the ribbon creating some gathers and then folded the ribbon over the tulle and pinned; then I made one long stitch to catch the edges.
I was done with all three in a matter of 30 minutes. The leftover pieces of tulle from trimming the edges even were rolled into little ‘flowers’ and with a quick stitch to a leftover piece of ribbon, creating little hair decorations.
Maybe its better if I just show you the photos!
Are those not the most adorable bunch of puppies that you have ever seen!? I love how they seem to pose – well the girls anyway! For some reason, the one boy seems a bit embarrassed!
They greeted the children who were trick-or-treating at Amy’s house that night! How could you not love those faces!!