Mint, White with Pearls

Mint is a very pretty colour for a tutu. We matched it with embroidered organza appliques and pearls.

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appliques and bodice fabric

While a white skirt would perfectly complement the bodice we decided to add a a layer of mint net in at ruffle 3 to give the skirt an eau de nil colour.

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the mint ruffle gives the white skirt a delicate colour

Once the leotard was finished I decorated the bodice stretched over a body board. This is important as the appliques are non-stretch. They are sewn on by hand with firmly but not tight.

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applique placement

The next step was sewing on the net layers and tacking the skirt and then making the plate.

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pinning the appliques to the plate

The appliques have a lovely irregular border so after I sewed the appliques to the plate I trimmed the lycra as close as I could to emphasize the edge.

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trimmed plate edge

The trimmed edge looked so pretty against the pale eau de nil of the skirt.

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plate detail

The tutu has a very pretty delicate look and the young dancer and her mum were very happy with it.

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finished tutu











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