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”

Ivory and Gold Championship

Ivory and gold are classic colours for an elegant and sophisticated tutu. Here I’ve used gold venise lace with crystal AB, citrine and topaz rhinestones, and added pearls to lighten the effect of the heavier parts of the gold applique.   My client wanted the tutu to have rich embellishment without being too heavy soContinue reading “Ivory and Gold Championship”

Champagne and Silver

I really like it when colour schemes I wouldn’t have thought of are suggested to me. A client saw a tutu I had made in a warm champagne colour and thought that it would suit silver trim.     I used a combination of light topaz and crystal AB rhinestones to break up the thickerContinue reading “Champagne and Silver”

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”

Blue Tutus

This last 12 months has been completely awash with tutus and I apologise for not blogging more. I promise the next 12 months will include more detailed posts. So for now I’ll just catch up with photos of completed tutus. This first post will be for blue tutus. There is a lovely lightness about theContinue reading “Blue Tutus”

Tiny Cinderella

A mum from Queensland asked if I could make her 4 year old a very romantic Cinderella style tutu in blue, cream and gold. She gave me a few ideas, like a swag around the top and shoulders and a deeply ornate plate but basically gave me free rein. We were both very pleased withContinue reading “Tiny Cinderella”

Blue Roses Stretch Tutu

I made this tutu as a RTW tutu. I had a tiny bit of the blue ribbon rose lace left and I thought I could eke out a design with it. Turquoise velvet was the perfect choice to match the lace. The lace is quite simple so I blinged it up a little with rhinestones.Continue reading “Blue Roses Stretch Tutu”

Lilac and White tutu

This is a simple little tutu for a very young dancer. Pastel and white with a little glimmer is a good choice for a first tutu. The leotard has a simple sweetheart neckline which is suitable for a young dancer. The skirt will grade from lilac to white so the panties on the leotard areContinue reading “Lilac and White tutu”

Pink and Pearls

Pink and white are traditional colours for a young girl’s first tutu. This one is teamed with pearls and a sprinkling of rhinestones for some subtle sparkle. Here’s the starting point for the tutu. The skirt is a slightly paler pink than the bodice so I made lower part of the leotard in pastel pink.Continue reading “Pink and Pearls”