Monday, February 1, 2010

TULLE as in TUTU's

Some of the dresses for Spring/Easter in our shop. Lots of tulle..lots of fairy tale dresses.
Tulle is delicate and dreamy..kinda like a fairy tale in fabric. It goes with weddings. It's what little girls want to wear. It's what Mommies and Daddys want their little princesses to wear. But it's not so pretty when it's been DRIED in the DRYER..or WASHED with the BLUE JEANS.. then it looks AWFUL!...something from a Tim Burton Movie...ugh
So I thought I'd shed a little FAIRY PIXIE DUST on our beloved staple of life..the TUTU!
How do we take care of it? When do we wear IT?? Can we play in it??? What if it goes flat and looses it PUFF??? one question at a time please.
Care of Tulle:
Really simple, wash it BY HAND, in the sink with delicate cleaner like the stuff you wash dishes with..not the ANTIBACTERIAL stuff..the stuff that makes your hands soft. Yea and only a little bit not TONS. Wash it in COLD WATER..never hot. NEVER HOT..cuz the little strings that hold it together will melt..yep melt. It only takes three shakes to wash, it's not heavy like BLUE there you know the best way to wash it. Now how do you DRy it??
Drying Tulle
or your TUTU is really easy...hang it to dry. We hang ours in the bathtub and let it drip...DRIP DRY. NO DRYER! NEVER...EVER. I know it's a real temptation when your princess wants to wear it now,,,but sweetie..that's were it gets BURNED and SHINGED on the edges. Not good. The best solution to Mommie I want to wear it to get another one. One to wear and one to wash.
After I wash my tutu or skirts made with tulle, after they are dry, I litely spray mine with fabric sizing...not starch. It gives it that puffy effect. NO IRONING...just a lite spray. Let it hang for an hour or two and it's good to go.
Storing it is not a problem
..we just put it on a post made with a dowel and a block of wood. My grandson thinks this is a great toy..kinda like ring toss..only the ring is the tutu. You can of course hang it in the closet. Just remember to give it breathing room. Too tight makes for a flat TUTU...a NONO.
Here's a link to fabrics , specifically tulle.
Hope this helps demystify tulle. I know the Garden Fairies will be Happy and Spring will start on time again this Year..didn't you just love Tinkerbell's movie.. I did..watched (still watching it) lots of times.
It you have anything to add..please do not hesitate to leave a comment or two. Help out all of us TuTU novices.

1 comment:

  1. Roz: for all things made from Tulle visit Tutus can be found at Enjoy.