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”

Rajah the Tiger

This was great fun to make. The dancer’s mom (from the US) sent me a sketch and asked me to realise it for her. I’ve worked with her before and she has great design ideas and understands the constraints of dance.  I must admit, lots of people don’t and it’s sad to disappoint people whenContinue reading “Rajah the Tiger”

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”

Three ways with the Silver-white lace

Finding lace and trimmings for costumes is a never-ending task; EBay, Aliexpress, op-shops, generous gifts all make for a lively versatile inventory. But sometimes you can get stuck. Well here’s how I used white and silver in three different ways – not because I’d run out of ideas but because 3 separate clients all choseContinue reading “Three ways with the Silver-white lace”

Matilda’s Garden tutu

Matilda is 8, turning 9 in August and wanted a green, purple and gold tutu with butterflies. She’s a completely delightful and engaging wee thing and quiet decisive in her tastes. We had a brief chat and quickly decided on colours, trim and embellishment. I eventually made a small change to give the embellishment a prettyContinue reading “Matilda’s Garden tutu”

Spanish Jacket

Black,red and gold are instantly recognised as stage-Spanish and although there are lots of other colours that can speak Spanish these 3 are always great to work with. For this young man’s jacket I’ve chosen black velveteen, light gold and yellow gold braid, red sequins and rhinestones. The decoration for this jacket will be detailedContinue reading “Spanish Jacket”

Dark Bride – lyrical costume

My lovely ballet girl Emily is showing her versatility moving away from the peaches and cream tutu I made for her recently to a dramatic lyrical piece featuring a 9 metre black veil. We decided on a great pattern from Jalie. I love Jalie patterns. Emily wanted a black lace underlined with nude lycra and thenContinue reading “Dark Bride – lyrical costume”