Ivory tutu with Vintage Recherche lace

No progress shots with this one I’m afraid. Suffice to say the tutu was built around the beautiful vintage lace from Recherche Dance Fabrics in Sydney. This tutu was to be added to my RTW page but it sold within 2 days of posting it on my FaceBook page. I used the tendrils of goldContinue reading “Ivory tutu with Vintage Recherche lace”

Ivory and Champagne Bell Tutu

Most of the tutus I make are traditional classical tutus with a relatively flat skirt. There is, however,  a  style mid-way between classical and the long romantic style; the bell tutu. The skirt is a little longer than a classical tutu and more loosely tacked. This bell tutu has an ivory bodice and plate with goldContinue reading “Ivory and Champagne Bell Tutu”

Copper Velvet and Gold

I made a troupe of autumn tutus a while ago in gold, burgundy and copper coloured velvet. I always loved the rich copper colour so when I was asked to make a Spanish tutu without the signature red and black I thought of this beautiful copper. The other part of my brief was to makeContinue reading “Copper Velvet and Gold”

Burgundy and Plum tutu

This may just be my favourite tutu of the year! I love strong colours and this tutu ticked all of the boxes. I was actually sad when Sandra came to pick it up! Now while these colours look a little like a football jumper when they’re just sitting on my work bench, see what happenedContinue reading “Burgundy and Plum tutu”

Matilda’s Garden tutu

Matilda is 8, turning 9 in August and wanted a green, purple and gold tutu with butterflies. She’s a completely delightful and engaging wee thing and quiet decisive in her tastes. We had a brief chat and quickly decided on colours, trim and embellishment. I eventually made a small change to give the embellishment a prettyContinue reading “Matilda’s Garden tutu”

Emerald Velvet and Gold

This tutu brought together my favourite applique, beautiful emerald green velvet and a new shade of net I fell in love with at Dani Legge’s tutu course in Woodend earlier this year. Layers 1, 3 and 5 of the skirt were a warm champagne colour withe remainder ivory. I use stiff ballet net that is importedContinue reading “Emerald Velvet and Gold”