Three Pretty Bluebirds

During the last half of the year I am often making variation tutus for YAGP. Here is a selection of tutus that could inspire any young dancer to be Princess Florine.

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bodice decoration

I had only a small amount of this lace left so I had to be creative in making a balanced design from it. The bodice decoration here is augmented with rhinestones, seed beads and sequins.

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plate detail

There wasn’t quite enough lace to reach the edge of the skirt so I introduced a little window of glitter net as a design feature. I think it is issues like these that inspire my creativity the most.

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plate

The window effect is quite pretty I think. I blinged it up a bit with lightweight acrylic rhinestones.

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finished tutu

Et voila … net to the edge of the skirt to give a soft romantic look.

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Bodice decoration

This was a combination of a light blue lycra and a darker lace. I wanted to keep the design as a light tracery of lace so that it would not look too heavy against the pale blue.

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plate detail

I added some crystal AB rhinestones for a bit of extra glimmer. The tiny flat sequins on the lace accommodated the real sparkle and flash.

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completed tutu

I really like who this one turned out. I’ve since had quite few requests for a reprise of this style.

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silver and blue tutu

And finally a sweet little blue and silver tutu with a scalloped plate and lace overskirt.

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plate detail

The peaks of the scallops were embellished with rhinestones as a focal point.

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delicate and pretty

And there we have it. Three Princesses in blue.