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.
The main applique was white with light gold cording. To bring a textural effect I used bright gold venise lace and some topaz horse-eye navettes.
I used the same applique on the plate with a few touches of venise lace. Between each of these appliques I placed a diamond of blue net edged with soft gold lace with a venise lace applique in the centre.
You can see the effect of the three different gold colours is quite loves and provides depth to the design. Here is picture of both parts of the late together.
I was very happy with the design and the overall effect. I think It has attracted the most likes of any of my posts on FB.
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.
Silver venise lace and blue rhinestones
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 made of slightly darker net than the skirt to give them just a little bit of definition. The AB crystals flashed a little pink for some colour depth.
The tutu was made for a young girl with a lovely warm complexion and the pale colours looked so good on her. I also loved the tiny patches of sage green from the leaves on the ribbon flowers.
Sixteen petalled plate with flowers and rhinestones
And I made a sweet little tiara to match, with rhinestones and flowers. I’ve added crinoline to the frame of the tiara to make it easier to pin to the hair.
tiara with crinoline
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.
corded lace and AB crystals
The lace was a lovely warm old gold with pretty champagne embroidery. I loaded it up with lots of blue stones and a few crystal AB rhinestones for little flashes of pink.
There was plenty of scope with this trim for embellishment.