Apricot and Gold Stretch tutu

I’m not a pastel sort of a person but pastel colours are quite traditional for tutus. So here is my take on an apricot tutu.

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starting point

The dancer is blonde but with a naturally tanned complexion so strong gold on the apricot would create a lovely balance. We decided on a baroque design for the tutu using crystals, venise lace and embroidered motifs.

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layer of apricot net under the top ivory layer

An ivory skirt suited the bodice colour better than white but (if you’ve read my blog before) you all know I get really bored sewing a one colour skirt so there are a couple of hand dyed apricot layers in the skirt. I used Dharma Trading’s Persimmon acid dye. The apricot available in ballet net is too pink.

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plate and skirt

The skirt is very soft and delicate with the apricot layers and contrasts well with the robust plate design. The photo below shows the lovely contrast.

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plate and skirt

I added a beads and a variety of rhinestones  to the bodice decoration.

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strong baroque feel
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finished tutu

And news just in, Analise placed third in the recent Coast Quest Eisteddfod in NSW

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Congratulations on getting 3rd place!

 

 

Published by barbarasanders2077

I am a costumier living and working in Sydney's leafy upper North Shore. I specialise in dance costumes (particularly classical ballet tutus) but I also love the challenges presented by stage and film costuming and am always looking for new costume genres to explore.

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