Perform with Attitude

Attitude Tutus and Stagewear has been making tutus and other dancewear professionally since 2012 for dancers across Australia and internationally. My tutus have appeared in all major dance competitions across the world and in most of Australia’s local eisteddfods. I trained under Danielle Legge and Suzanne Dieckmann and owe them both a debt of gratitudeContinue reading “Perform with Attitude”

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”

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”

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”

Apricot, Ivory and White tutus

My last multiple post will be those enduring colours of the ballet world, white, ivory and apricot. A lovely white tutu with silver venise lace, crystal AB rhinestones and a simple overlay of silver white lace. This design took a lot of to-ing and fro-ing but I think my client and I came up withContinue reading “Apricot, Ivory and White tutus”

Red, Pink and Coral Tutus

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been asked to make some beautiful coloured tutus this year. Here is a series of red, pink and coral tutus Let’s start with this tiny pink confection with the soft white feathered skirt revealing a pink underskirt. Next is a cute little character tutu for the Fairy Doll. SheContinue reading “Red, Pink and Coral Tutus”

Purple and Burgundy Tutus

Purple and burgundy are beautiful rich colours that make for stunning stage costumes. The combination of burgundy velvet, venise lace and a full lace overskirt is a perfect Paquita. Changing the colour tones slightly to cooler silver and purple gives a tutu a whole new character. The colours in this tutu were beautiful. I evenContinue reading “Purple and Burgundy Tutus”

Lilac Tutus

Last year seemed to be the year of the Lilac Fairy. Here are 6 variations on a theme.   This tutu was very pretty with pinks and mauves moving against each other in the skirt. The lilac corded lace spills onto the skirt where you can see the multiple skirt colours. This tutu was embellishedContinue reading “Lilac Tutus”

Blue Tutus

This last 12 months has been completely awash with tutus and I apologise for not blogging more. I promise the next 12 months will include more detailed posts. So for now I’ll just catch up with photos of completed tutus. This first post will be for blue tutus. There is a lovely lightness about theContinue reading “Blue Tutus”

White and Silver

This delicate little tutu has been a team effort between a grandmother, a mum a young dancer … with me as facilitator. Together we’ve created a delicate white tutu that still has plenty of character to support the choreography and music. The blank canvas for the tutu is this simple white leotard made from DaniContinue reading “White and Silver”