Pink and Silver tutu

Simple designs can have a really elegant effect. In this tutu I used the same decoration on the plate and the bodice. It’s a favourite of mine and clients ask for it often. Here it is starring in pink, white and silver.


I used 6 of these around the plate and trimmed the pink lycra to the shape of the applique.

applique placement for plate

Once the appliques were in place I sewed them on place using silver metallic thread. It’s much easier to sew them on before the rhinestones are glued on (AMHIK).

plate pont
plate detail

I used pink and crystal AB rhinestones. You can see where I have trimmed the lycra back to match the outline of the applique.

bodice detail
bodice detail

The bodice has lots of lovely rhinestones too, probably more than the plate actually so that there is lots of sparkle close to the dancer’s face.

Tutus by Dani pattern

I absolutely love Dani’s pattern. It has beautiful lines. She has just released some new ones that I can’t wait to get my hands onto. You should start seeing some new designs later in the year.

lovely simple design



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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