Readers, despite my diligent searching over the last 6 months, it turns out it is actually incredibly hard to find a tutu in a charity shop in this country. Who would’ve thought, eh?!
So I had to resort to a vintage shop to find this baby… £14.99 from Rag n’ Bone in Deptford.
I’m sure you all know what I have got in mind for this…
Yes, it’s the tutu from the iconic opening sequence!
Of course, once I saw the label I was even more in love with it.
There wasn’t a massive amount of refashioning required. The only problem was that the straps were a little long and the whole thing was sitting a bit low.
Here’s how I fixed it.
First I decided how much to shorten the straps by, and sewed it shut in a loop. Then I folded the furthest part back down and sewed it on top of the seam I just made. The photos below might make a little more sense.
It makes a cute little bow!
Anyway, that was really all it needed, because it was already pretty awesome. I paired it with my shiny belt (that makes everything look better) and a gold very loose knitted sweater for my day out in NYC. To prove that I was brave enough to wear my tutu out and about, here are some pictures of me modelling on a Carrie-style stoop.
This was SO much fun to wear… and to twirl! :)
Because we didn’t manage to get a picture of the tutu outfit getting splashed by a bus, you’ll have to make do with my mad photoshop skillz, and a bit of imagination.
Want to see how I would loook on the side of a bus? No? Oh go on then.