Mint and Black tutu

After weeks of making white and ivory skirts I have a mint and black tutu to make. I always get excited about unusual colours for tutus.


appliqués with resin rhinestones

As the bodice and plate design will be very strong I thought a soft treatment on the skirt would be a nice balance. Layer 2 is a subtle glitter tulle and I’ve thrown in some pale blue as well to give some pretty colour shifts.

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Soft blues and greens

The blue layers can just bee seen underneath in the reflection in the mirror


ready for decoration

The black appliqués look stunning against the mint but I couldn’t resist some rhinestones and beads.


a bit of bling




6 thoughts on “Mint and Black tutu

  1. LISA MCQUEEN says:

    Not usually a fan of multicoloured tutu skirts but this one is so beautiful I might have to change my mind.

    • The object is to have some “movement” in the skirt so playing with colour shifts can do that quite nicely. That being said I have made some pretty crazy skirts but usually when the choreography, music and dancer’s personality can support it … and not the other way around if you know what I mean

  2. O.G.B says:

    Oh wow, this is a Stunning Costume! The colors are beautiful. If you don’t mind my asking, how do you work with glitter tulle ? I have bought glitter tulle before and the glitter literally went everywhere. Is it a matter of buying “quality” glitter tulle or is it just an inevitable part of working with glitter tulle ?

    • This one isn’t too bad. The “glitter” is very small and well spaced. I bought it from a reputable dealer and I’m in love with it. But yes, the glitter still does sneak around. If I go to the shops after sewing it people stare at me and then say … “Did you know that you sparkle?”. I take it as a compliment!

      • Himiyu says:


        Thank you very much for getting back with me. I was just asking because I gave a tutu to my little sister ( just a dress up one)…and my parents were not happy at the amount of glitter in their car ;p. I guess I’ll have to hold off on any glitter purchases until I find one that is reasonable…

      • An sparkly alternative to glitter tulle is tulle with small holographic dots … that should please meet your sister’s need for sparkle and your parents need for a glitter-free car, although why they should object to glitter I cannot fathom!!! It looks great on the cats!

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