Ribbon Tutu & Matching Pigtail Hair Bows

Ribbon Tutu & Matching Pigtail Hair Bows

My nieces special day was forever ago but I’ve been wanting to show you her ribbon tutu birthday outfit. And guess what? I didn’t make it!

DIY Ribbon Tutu Birthday Outfit | SewsNBows

Her mama made it. Krystal got a sewing machine and this was her first project. She started making no-sew tutus way back in the day when I started making bows. We were selling stuff locally for a while, and even did a couple craft shows. In fact, the bow and tutu business sort of started this blog!

Pigtail Birthday Hairbows | SewsNBows

I’m trying to talk her into all sorts of things, like being a contributor on the blog and starting a Facebook page. I’d really love for her to start selling our stuff again. I have an Etsy shop, but it’s in sad shape. Selling bores me. Selling things on online is a terrible chore, and paying listing fees annoys me. I’ll let what I can talk her into! Oh, and we’re halfway through sewing another Sally dress.

DIY Ribbon Tutu Birthday Outfit | SewsNBows

Sofie’s tutu has satin ribbon sewn onto each individual strip of tulle, which makes it floof-tacular. I’m pretty impressed, because I hate working with tulle.


Birthday Outfit | SewsNBows

Isn’t the shirt cute? Krystal sewed all the ruffles on and used an iron on appliqué. She showed me the inside of the shirt and said her stitches look disgusting. She hasn’t been sewing long enough to worry about that!

Birthday Outfit | SewsNBows

When you start sewing, you’re supposed to have that blissfully ignorant period where you don’t know you have “mistakes”. I’m afraid I’ve turned her into a sewing snob!


I did make the matching pigtail hair bows. They’re huge & ridiculous, just the way I like them.

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Paola Fuentes

    Oh how adorable. I wan the same outfit for my baby girl. She’ll love it.

  2. Annie

    Oh ,Wow, that is a lot of ribbons! This is so cute and festive, and I can see how happy Sofie is in the posing picture. I love those ridiculously big bows on her cutie head :)

  3. Anna

    So cute! Love those hair bows!

  4. Tiffiny

    Wow! This is all around adorable!

  5. Dee

    That’s adorable, Amy, and I love, love, love those bows! I’ve never been able to make them, so my daughter wears flowers instead. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Amy of while wearing heels

    You are all so talented in your family. And, you all make beautiful models. Happy 3rd to your sweet niece.

  7. Cindy

    What a fun birthday outfit! I love how the satin ribbon looks on the tulle…very floof-tacular indeed!

  8. Gina

    The satin ribbon along the bottom edge is such a nice touch! Krystal must have a lot of patience!!!! That would be awesome for you if you can get her to share some blog time! Looks like Krystal is well on her way to becoming a seamstress. You girls are soooo crafty!

  9. Pam @Threading My Way

    Krystal has done an awesome job on the tutu!!! How wonderful for you to now have someone in real life to talk sewing to. No doubt about it, you make the BEST hair accessories, Amy.


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