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.
I used a combination of crystal AB and apricot AB rhinestones and some half pearls on the venise lace applique.
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.
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.
The embroidered lace gives a lovely delicate look. I used larger rhinestones to cover where I had pinched the lace together to curve it.
The little tutu has a sweet soft look perfect for a young dancer.