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Tutus?

Post by meincoif » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:35 pm

I am looking for some tutus to have available at my playa "yard sale" and am wondering if anyone has hot leads on cheap ones. They need not be fancy, of course. The only ones I've found on Ebay are either in the UK or $50+

I tried making one, as was my original plan, but after wrestling with yards of tulle I discovered my machine just wasn't up to the task (or was that me?)

So where do you folks get yours? Or has anyone hand-sewn one? Advice is very much appreciated!

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Post by AntiM » Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:58 pm

On ebay, did you also look up, dance skirts, crinolines, square dance, square dance slips? Those are cheaper than tutus and practically the same thing.

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Post by PlayaPetal » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:03 pm

I found tons on ebay under crinolies (sp)
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:28 pm

I'm very dissapointed that Ivy hasn't posted yet to make sure we know what a tutu actually is.

If you're just going with what many people commonly call a tutu--i.e. layers of tulle attached to an elastic waist band--rather than an actual tutu--attached to underwear--is that cheaper?
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Post by meincoif » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:49 pm

*smacks forehead* Well, I've been searching under the wrong name, clearly.

Thanks for the tips!


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Post by tandembride » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:05 pm

Try RetroDivia.com under skirts/petticoats

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Post by unjonharley » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:10 pm

Crinolines!! That's what the teen girls wore for birth control.. A poor boy could'nt fine a thing in all that yardage. That was a couple years ago.
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Post by Ivy » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:39 pm

Those are cheaper than tutus and practically the same thing.
Tell me you did NOT just say that...

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Post by AntiM » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:35 am

Did.

Yes I know the difference, but the sellers on ebay don't always, so the search yields results either way.

My apologies to tutus and crinolines everywhere.

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Post by Ivy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:40 am

Yes I know the difference, but the sellers on ebay don't
M, you know I love you, but that is SO not what your post said.

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Post by AntiM » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:41 pm

mmm, okay. How about, there's folks in the world who don't know the true names of things, me included? I'd far rather have this conversation over a beer than the internet, it would be far more informative and tons more fun.

Um, what is the correct yet generic term for a skirtlike garment with a buttload of tulle?

Oh, and yep, I do love Ivy too.

And this is a friendly post, not sarcastic, I know how easy it is to read so much here the wrong way. I guess it was the "did"? Sorry.

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Post by Ivy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:58 pm

Don't get me wrong, i thought the point you were trying to make--searching under alternate terms might yield more desired results--was perfectly valid.
On ebay, did you also look up, dance skirts, crinolines, square dance, square dance slips? Those are cheaper than tutus and practically the same thing.
I was correcting the part where you said that tutus and crinolines, square dance slips, petticoats, etc. were the same thing. That was how your post read, even if that wasn't the point you were trying to make. They may come up on ebay, sure. But they are not the same thing. They don't look the same, are made from different materials, are constructed differently, and are used for entirely different purposes (one being an outer garment while the others are undergarments, etc.) Oh, and they're not necessarily cheaper, either.
Um, what is the correct yet generic term for a skirtlike garment with a buttload of tulle?
Tulle skirt. But one is unlikely to find much by inputting that into ebay. That's not the point I'm disagreeing with, though. I agree that one could enter "tutu" on ebay and get crinolines and vice versa. I disagree that they are, in fact, the same garment.

And I would be honored to have a more indepth conversation about this over a few drinks.

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Post by AntiM » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:21 pm

It's a date. I can wear my, uh, hoop skirt. No tulle.

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Post by Ivy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:32 pm

Cool! I'll wear mine. I'm making it out of barbed wire & broken glass... : )

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Post by EspressoDude » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:50 pm

Way hot...I think razor wire might be it bit sharper witted than barbed wire, or depending on your tune, concertina wire.
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Post by Ivy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:51 pm

Hee!

Razor wire was actually the original idea. I had several friends talk me down from that.

It's designed to go with my "Thanks for Not Hugging" t-shirt.

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Post by sunn » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:33 pm

Tutu Tuesday, don't forget

I just made a headdress with tulle to go with my Tutu
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