Lulu’s Tutu Squad

Happy Dogs on Thursday!  Despite battling severe fall allergies (which I’ve never had before, thanks much) and the danged allergy meds that don’t suit my system a hoot, it’s been one speedy week.

Yesterday, I (again) showed you Lulu DIVA and her grand tutu.  I won’t link and talk about her cause again, but I do owe you lots of LTS photos. 

Sissy, on the move!

Sissy, on the move!

My girls are too frisky to get the whole waddle idea.  (Waddles are popular with basset folk, for obvious reasons, but we all know Sissy is hardly a typical basset.)  Still, we all wanted to support Lulu in her first waddle, so out came the tutus and the cameras!

For unknown reasons, Sissy got a case of the zoomies as soon as her tutu was secured around her waist.  Of course, what Sissy does, Gretchie does, so we had to wait for Sis to calm down a bit to get Gretchie’s tutu on.

The tutu was a bit big for Gretch (one size does NOT fit all), so she was very lady-like and just waltzed and sat while her skirt was on.  Of course, Gretchen does seem to get the concept of decorum far, FAR better than her big sister…

Sissy, almost being lady-like

Sissy, almost being lady-like

The tutus were purchased at PetsMart, and while they are marked “one size” I would guess they’d best fit dogs in the 25-50 lbs. range.  Sis has TONS of room in hers too, but most dogs near 50 lbs. are bulkier than she is! 

My dear friend Ann has hatched a scheme for no-sew me to create a purple tutu for Sissy though.  Tulle, lots of velcro for the waist, and fabric glue…  I’ll probably add some sort of (insert proper sewing/fabric term here) 1/2 – 3/4 ” binding or whatever so I don’t have to try to match up all that velcro around that waist.

And whoooo hoooo, it’s little friday!  Look for an FO report tomorrow.

18 comments on “Lulu’s Tutu Squad

  1. Sue says:

    I must try to make some tutus for my girls. Can you picture how silly they’ll look zooming around the yard in them?

  2. Nichole says:

    Now that has got to be one of the most darling pics ever of little Gretchie… cute! Sissy, you look simply marvelous darling!

  3. km says:

    I’ve got another idea for you with the tutu. If elastic could work…then look for a child sized elastic headband (that might still be too big) or you could buy a strip of elastic and tie a not. Then you buy a 6-8″ wide spool of tulle in your PANK or purple. Cut lengths of tulle about 18-24″ (depending on the dog…and you can trim later). Then loop the tulle onto the elastic like you would add fringe to a blanket (fold the piece in half and loop around the elastic thead the ends into the folded end…and pull snug). This is fun because you can make it as full as you want…and you can add ribbons too.

    LOVE the girls in their tutus! They would have fun playing with my daughter…her friend…and Roxie the german shepard that plays dress up with the girls.

  4. Dawn says:

    Tooooo cute tutu’s!

  5. jen says:

    OMG what a fine upstanding tutu squad!

    and the picture of gretchen is probably one of the most sdorable things EVER, YES EVER.

    what’s funny is LuLu’s tutu is a child’s tutu from target! ahahahaha

  6. Kathy says:

    ROTFLMBO……………Sissy’s lady-like pose…SNOL…ohhhh…..too funny!

  7. Bubblesknits says:

    Can you see me putting a tutu on Puss? ROTFL! Now THAT would be a waddler.

  8. The princesses are adorable, of course! You know I’m one of The Little Lady’s biggest fans…

    I wish this was the first Fall I (we) had had bad allergies. It has been killer this week for Daniel, Jeremy, and I.

  9. Tobi says:

    My cheeks are hurting from smiling at this post. This just made my day. I don’t think there is anything cuter than Sissy and Gretchen in tutu’s.


  10. Marjie says:

    Gretchen sitting in her tutu is priceless. It’s funny that Sissy doesn’t seem to like hers. And I don’t think one size fits all fits anyone, human or canine.

  11. Natalie says:

    OMG!! that is too much!! hahahahahah

  12. anniebananie says:

    Love love love the tutus!!!!

  13. gaylen says:

    Your dogs freakin’ crack me up. I love that littel Gretchy just sat down. They look like they are having so much fun. g

  14. Anita says:

    I saw it in person & here I am laughing all over again! he he he
    Those girls are just too cute!

    Here is another idea… get some RIT dye in purple & dye that pink one of Sissy’s! 🙂

    I think you need to post a photo of those girls in tutus every week! SNOL

    And I DO want to see Puss or Fluffy in a tutu! How funny would that be?

  15. Dianne says:

    PetsMart, huh? I think Emma had Tara need some tutus. Do they have those really tight tights for Cooper? LOL!

  16. Miss Me says:

    i was away on business last week and am just getting caught up. i am so sorry i didn’t see this last thursday because it would have cheered me up immensely! your ballerinas are lovely.

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