Apricot and Ivory

Apricot is a very popular choice for a young dancer’s first tutu. It teams beautifully with gold or like in this one, with ivory. I’ve used a delicate ivory lace applique for the bodice and teamed it with a linear lace for the plate.

bodice detail (2)
bodice detail

I used a combination of crystal AB and apricot AB rhinestones and some half pearls on the venise lace applique.

trimming plate

The lace for the plate was a light embroidered tulle. To fit it around the elliptic plate I curved the lace by overlapping and stitching down small sections then machine stitched the curved lace to the plate. I trimmed the lycra away from the edge to emphasize the pretty scalloped edge. Once the plate was made I added rhinestones and pearls. The next step was attaching the net.

putting on last ruffle
attaching the ruffles

The skirt was stiff ivory net with a layer of apricot to give the skirt a soft blush. The edges were scalloped to match the lace on the plate.

plate detail
plate detail

The embroidered lace gives a lovely delicate look. I used larger rhinestones to cover where I had pinched the lace together to curve it.

finished tutu

The little tutu has a sweet soft look perfect for a young dancer.

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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