Odalisque tutu

This is my first two piece tutu and I modified Dani Legge’s stretch tutu pattern to make the bodice and used Jalie’s pull on tutu pattern for the skirt but added an additional 3 layer to the skirt. The colours are strong and we kept the design simple. The teacher said no bling but the dancer’s Mum and I routed her and sneaked in 1/2 gross of SS20 crystal AB rhinestones; just enough for a tiny tiny glimmer on stage.

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colours for 2-piece tutu

I made the crop top much the same as the leotards for my stretch tutus but I wanted it a little more secure so I used wider elastic at the top. The pull on pants will have an elastic waist that will fit on the dance when the costume is picked up.

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Modified Dani Legge pattern and Jalie pants

The embroidered gold appliqués looked perfect against this strong turquoise

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appliqués pinned into place

The skirt appliqués were “floated”in on a net plate and arranged is a balanced pattern. When they were firmly pinned in place I turned the net over and applied a water based glue to the back of the appliqués rather than sewing them on. The technique worked well so I will try it again.

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testing position for skirt decoration

The bodice looks really lovely with some rhinestones attached but the design was still clean and simple as the teacher requested. How could I say ‘no” to a mother request for a little bling?

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bodice bling

I squeezed the costume onto a bigger mannequin so I get a feel for how it would look on the dancer. The waist sits too low and the bodice is a little short on the mannequin but the general effect is good.

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sparkle arkle

And with a bit of distance the big picture effect …

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Odalisque

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Odalisque tutu

  1. Megan Lau says:

    Hi is the odalisque tutu for sale? And may I ask how much will it approximately cost and is it possible to ship to Singapore?

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