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”

Apricot and Ivory

In 2018 I have resolved to make a few more RTW tutus to test new design ideas on the ballet community. This one was a classical colour combination but with a new lace type that my fellow tutu-maker Danielle Legge brought to my attention. It’s a net based trim that has tiny sequins adhered toContinue reading “Apricot and Ivory”

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”

Flames of Paris

Most Australian eisteddfods and dance competitions don’t ask for variations but I do get a lot of requests for variation tutus from the US. Flames of Paris is very popular. I used a Dani Legge’s peasant pas dress pattern for the bodice and attached the skirt at the high hip rather than the waist. TheContinue reading “Flames of Paris”

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”

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”

Tiny Sugar Plum

This tutu is baby pink for a very young little dancer. How could I resist making a pink tutu for a tiny girl? We started with a beautiful embroidered lace with opalescent sequins which I embellished with rhinestones. The skirt was chiefly white but I put a layer of pink under the top layer ofContinue reading “Tiny Sugar Plum”