Tinkerbell Bell Tutu

I have just finished my YAGP tutus from the year with lots of Bluebirds and Paquitas. Now it’s time for another character tutu: Peter Pan the Ballet. We decided to go with a clear bright Kelly green and to emulate Tinkerbell’s fairy skirt the plate will be 3 rows of petals is increasingly paler shadesContinue reading “Tinkerbell Bell Tutu”

Spanish Jacket

Black,red and gold are instantly recognised as stage-Spanish and although there are lots of other colours that can speak Spanish these 3 are always great to work with. For this young man’s jacket I’ve chosen black velveteen, light gold and yellow gold braid, red sequins and rhinestones. The decoration for this jacket will be detailedContinue reading “Spanish Jacket”

Prince Albrecht from Giselle

I love making tutus but it’s wonderful to be asked to make other costumes too. Here is the starting point for a boy’s classical ballet costume from Giselle. My client wanted burgundy and I had a choice between plain bengaline or this … not a hard decision! Like a tutu bodice I line boys’ tunics with a goodContinue reading “Prince Albrecht from Giselle”