Burgundy, Gold and Copper

My client wanted a warm coppery gold trim to go with her burgundy tutu. It’s a hard to find colour so I decided to overdye some venise lace. The rayon bobbin thread is a warm yellow so I played around with fuchsia and hot pink fibre reactive dyes until I was happy with the colour. I also used undyed gold lace in the decoration as well and brought the two colours closer together with rhinestones.

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I used scarlet and gold resin rhinestones because of their bold colour and augmented them with hyacinth and other red coloured stones.


The skirt was ivory with a layer of enhanced sparkle tulle to give the skirt more glimmer.

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The ensemble is completed with a tiara and arm puffs.

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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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