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.
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.
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.
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.
I added a beads and a variety of rhinestones to the bodice decoration.
And news just in, Analise placed third in the recent Coast Quest Eisteddfod in NSW