Lemon and White Stretch tutu

This was an emergency tutu for lovely young dancer that I’d made a tutu for last year. Her Mum called me with the latest measurements and just said make her a sweet little lemon and white tutu.

I have lots of lovely white appliques. I decided on one with flowers in it and toyed with a few designs.

plate 1
simple circle

I’m not fond of circular plates but I thought the irregular edge of this might add some interest. Then I tried inverting the 8 individual appliques.

plate 2
design number 2

Much more interesting alignment but it still needed a little something, so I added some daisy motifs.

plate 3
design number 3

That little touch lengthened the design and gave more obvious inverted scallops. A handful of rhinestones and half pearls and the design is finished. Glitter net and a layer of yellow net made the white skirt come alive.

plate detail
glitter net adds lovely shimmer

The bodice was embellished with the same appliques and rhinestones.

bodice detail


And finally, a sweet little lemon tutu, ready to brave the eisteddfod season.





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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