Refurbished Practice Tutu

I’m currently refurbishing a ¬†practice tutu into a performance costume and I’m playing with fabric combinations that will bring it to life with a bit of a Spanish flair. Here are some preliminary thoughts.

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Burgundy and Claret with lovely 3D lace

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Dusty rose velvet and black and lilac lace

My client has chosen the crimson 3D roses and the red burgundy stretch velvet. I’ve made up a separate leotard to go with the practice tutu. The skirt is looking lovely and I’ll finish the whole ensemble this afternoon when the glue dries on the rhinestones.

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The ruby red velvet works much better with the skirt overlay I think

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This is a pull-on skirt so you can just see the elastic waist band … but not from the audience

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There’s something quite lovely about a bell tutu.

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The 3D roses from the skirt overlay needed a bit of bling. I had fun doing this.

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and a tiara to match