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.

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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.

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bodice decoration

There was plenty of scope with this trim for embellishment.

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Tiny Tutus

Occasionally the dancers I make tutus for are very tiny. Here are 2 tutus both size 4; a tiny Aurora and a tiny Bluebird.

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bodice decoration

This little one has a Russian style bodice with an ivory centre panel, pink middle front panels and the rest of the bodice is a lovely soft apricot.

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gold lace overlay

The overlay is 2 types of embroidered tulle sewn together with gold thread.

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tiny little aurora

The little blue bird has a hand dyed lace overlay.

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ribbon roses

The corded lace motifs were cut from the lace and spangled with rhinestones before being sewn onto the bodice.

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bodice decoration

Both of these tutus were so tiny they were only just big enough to fit onto my smallest mannequin.

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tiny bluebird