Not to be out done by the other mom in my 5yo dd's ballet class, (but, certainly inspired,) I was determined to make her tutu for the Christmas Open House mini recital, myself. Pinterest to the rescue.
I found a couple of sites that give great tutorials for making your own tutu.
You Seriously Made That!? is the one I chose to use for this particular project since it uses elastic, which is what the other mom uses. It is so easy. The only time I used a needle and thread was to quickly sew the elastic together. (Once I figure out what the zigzag stitch is on my sewing machine, it will go even quicker.) Here are a couple of pictures of the tutu that I made...
This site, Modern Day Moms, makes the tutus with ribbon at the waist instead of elastic. I think this is a cute variation and will be trying it in the future.
I stocked up on tulle of different girly colors at Hobby Lobby when it was 50% off, so I can make many more for both of my dear daughters, nieces, and little girly friends.
To save the best for last...here is the tutu, being worn by the cutest 5 year old ballerina ever.