Colours in Tutus

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I have often wondered what influences every years Tutu colour choices–obviously the Classical Ballets are still traditional, but what about for Festivals and Competitions? Fashion brings in new…

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Using NETS–Tutu skirts

Monday, June 15, 2015

I am often asked about what type and weight of Net is best used in Tutus so I thought I would give a brief post on Net. Everyone…

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Sunshine and Colour – New Lace Trims

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lovely bright coloured lace trims bring in the Spring and Summer feel. Corded and Beaded scalloped trims and plain delicate pinks and lilacs are some of the new…

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New Coloured lace Trims and Appliques

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Such pretty Coloured lace trims just arrived. It makes a difference to the Gold and Silver normal ones. Used on a child’s Tutu it seems more appropriate than…

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Tiniest Tutu

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  I was very privileged to recently make the Tiniest Tutu for a very special little girl. Pinks and Lilacs and silver sparkles are very muted and soft…

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New Embroidered Trims in Gold

Saturday, August 16, 2014

More Beautiful Trims from a top Japanese manufacturer. These are very different and Unusual trims but extremely good quality. The metallic thread and the embroidery is very fine….

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Gathering net with Fishing Line

Monday, August 11, 2014

Different methods and ideas to make the arduous task of gathering metres and metres of net easier. Fishing line can help reduce frustration with double rows of thread…

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Pattern Alterations on a Bodice

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Doing a pattern alteration on a Tutu Bodice requires understanding of where and how to alter on the body. Its not a simple case of taking it in…

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Gorgeous new Metallic Appliques

Monday, May 12, 2014

Absolutely love these new Appliques I have just received. They are from the same manufacturer as the Metallic Trims I posted an article about on the 20th November….

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Experimenting with Italian Net

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Using an Italian net and a 27 gsm Stiff Tutu net mix to achieve a good stiffness in the Tutu skirt. A 6 – 8 year old Pancake…

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