Pale Blue Tutus

Pale blue tutus are beautifully ethereal. Here are a few bluebirds and other pale blue tutus I’ve made this year. This pretty tutu teamed pale blue, ivory and light gold. The top layer of the skirt is fine gold sparkle tulle. This versatile trim makes a lovely plate Here, light blue is teamed with silverContinue reading “Pale Blue Tutus”

Blue and Gold Championship Tutu

One of my clients asked me to make a championship tutu for her daughter with just a few colours a no-go and the brief … lovely, layered, textured and romantic. Here’s my interpretation of her brief …   I used a combination of 2 different laces on the bodice and a range of blue rhinestones.Continue reading “Blue and Gold Championship Tutu”

Lilac Fairy

This is one of my most requested colour schemes/variations. Lilac comes in quite a few shades and this one was on the deeper end of the spectrum with the addition of a ruched corselet bodice.   The top if the bodice is ruched with hand-dyed stretch mesh made to look like a little chemise aboveContinue reading “Lilac Fairy”

Ivory and Cream Tutu

I bought a cream coloured lace recently that had no bling whatsoever on it but the pattern was very attractive and I thought I’d be able to improve its stage-presence with a few (ahem) rhinestones to it to make it shine. I also used a very sparkly gold glitter tulle in the skirt … youContinue reading “Ivory and Cream Tutu”

Silver and Old Gold

I like to buy lots of different trims for my inventory so my clients have plenty of choice. One trim I bought online recently was quite an old gold colour with greenish undertones. I really wasn’t sure anyone would really like it so I thought I’d try it out first as a ready to wearContinue reading “Silver and Old Gold”

Dusty Rose and French Lace

I love collecting pieces of lycra in unusual colours so that I can offer my clients something a little different from the colours available from retail fabric suppliers. However, that means I can sometimes paint myself into a corner trying to find the right trim. I was just about ready to ring my client andContinue reading “Dusty Rose and French Lace”

Ivory and Gold Championship

Ivory and gold are classic colours for an elegant and sophisticated tutu. Here I’ve used gold venise lace with crystal AB, citrine and topaz rhinestones, and added pearls to lighten the effect of the heavier parts of the gold applique.   My client wanted the tutu to have rich embellishment without being too heavy soContinue reading “Ivory and Gold Championship”

Champagne and Silver

I really like it when colour schemes I wouldn’t have thought of are suggested to me. A client saw a tutu I had made in a warm champagne colour and thought that it would suit silver trim.     I used a combination of light topaz and crystal AB rhinestones to break up the thickerContinue reading “Champagne and Silver”

Blue Roses

Here is a pretty little tutu in a soft delicate blue for a young dancer with just a few blue roses for a very soft romantic look.   The plate was just little bit fancy with a second tier and a few more roses and some tiny blue dianthus flowers. The net petals were madeContinue reading “Blue Roses”

Royal Blue Velvet and Old Gold

  I found a beautiful corded lace earlier this year and couldn’t wait to use it on a RTW tutu. The lace and the velvet worked beautifully together and instead of the traditional white skirt I opted for powder blue. It was such a successful combination the tutu sold in a few hours. The laceContinue reading “Royal Blue Velvet and Old Gold”