Lively Pink Tutu

Kim and her daughter Sophie came to visit to create a tutu that was soft enough for a young dancer but bright enough to match Sophie’s sparkling personality. We decided on a beautiful fuchsia with some matching pink and silver lace.

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Starting point

The venise lace bodice piece was a little too long so I trimmed a few pieces away and made them into a little headpiece and Sophie won’t be wearing a tiara. I just sewed the pieces together, blinged them up and then hot glued the lace and some left over netting to the hair comb.

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headpiece

Blinging up the venise lace for the bodice is always fun and has to be done on day 1 so that the glue can dry. What a great excuse to stop cutting and gathering net! The bling is a mixture of tiny flower sequins, acrylic and crystal rhinestones

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bodice appliqué

We decided on a white skirt with a touch of pink. Initially layer 2 was a dark fuchsia net but it was too strong so I exchanged it for a lighter pink and then sneaked in a layer of pastel pink as well. This teamed beautifully with the pink lace.

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pink clouds of ballet net

And here we have the lovely combination of pinks and silver that make up Sophie’s tutu skirt.

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skirt overlay

I left a lot of the appliqué unadorned so there was a good balance of positive and negative spaces to show through the strong pink.

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bodice appliqué

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Sophie’s tutu

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2 thoughts on “Lively Pink Tutu

  1. Himiyu says:

    It’s like the perfect pink tutu! Just splendid work!

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