Burgundy and gold are a perfect match for Paquita. I teamed it with rhinestones, venise lace and corded lace and I included some warm gold net in the skirt.
Because the skirt is a different colour to the bodice the leotard needs to be made in 2 colours
I decorated the leotard before I put the net on. I stretched the leotard onto body board and then sewed on the embellishments.
After finishing the bodice I prepared the plate. The trim is attached by machine with metallic gold thread. The centre hole is marked on the wrong side of the fabric and then cut out and clipped so it will fit snugly around the high hip.
The skirt was made with2 layers of gold net on the top and alternating layers of champagne and ivory don to the ivory pants.
The plate also has an overskirt of light corded lace. I used a combination of red, scarlet and fuchsia rhinestones.
Small draped sleeves made from venise lace and corded lace completed the picture.
The tutu was one of my favourites of the year and was sent to the US for YAGP.