Monday, 3 December 2012

Lilli in her Cream Ballet Tutu

Lilli in her new tutu, cream base with apricot sequined lace and spotted with diamantes.
Photographer: Sarah at Starshots, Central Coast

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sara's First Tutu

The brief was blue and a design to suit the music "The Blue Danube". Hopefully this ballet tutu meets all the requirements.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Time to ponder..

Kitri Tutu designed and beaded by me 2011
This year I decided not to do end of year Xmas Concerts so I can concentrate on playing around with a few design ideas for tutus. Sometimes its nice to be able to take the time to produce a unique quality costume rather then churning out lots of  tutus that start to look all the same.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012

Picture Perfect

Jasmine looking gorgeous in lilac ballet tutu
Bright coloured tutus are popular at competitions but a pastel colour can be just as effective on stage. Jasmine is wearing a pale lilac tutu embellished with white lace, sequins and crystals.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Latest Ballet Tutu Creation

This stretch ballet tutu combined a combination of lace, braid and glitter fabric for the finishing touches..

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Demi Character Costume

Andrea in full flight as "Tinkerbell" at Sydney Eisteddfod.

More than just tutus

Over the years I have made many dance costumes. Indi wore my costume at the Alana Haines Awards in New Zealand last year.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Young Ballerinas

Vivian and Leah at a recent competition in my tutus, looking so gorgeous!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Stretch Tutus becoming increasingly popular

More recently I have been making a lot more stretch tutus particularly for the younger dancer. With the abundance of stretch fabrics available tutus can be made to look similar to their classical fabric counterpart. Here a couple of recently made stretch tutus..

When the customer requested a yellow tutu with pink and yellow decoration, I was a little bit sceptical whether the colour combination would work. However, I chose a pink lace with apricot & yellow tonings in the  sequins to meld the colours together. I think it works!

Stretch velevet tutu with white & gold lace on base and sequined embellished bodice

Finally time to upload a couple of tutus recently made

Two classical tutus made for a couple of girls in Singapore ...

Navy Blue Satin with sequined flower design & gold trimming

Pink satin with white & gold sequined lace

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Cream Stretch Ballet Tutu

This design would be ideal for Sleeping Beauty's Aurora wedding dance. The combination of the cream coloured lycra and gold & silver sequined lace gave a very soft feminine appearance.

Monday, 21 May 2012

One of my favourites...

This lace was exquisite - the customer purchased this lace & wanted to maximise it's use as well as being able to reuse it on another tutu in the future. I managed to achieve both requirements on a traditional boned tutu. Very happy customer!

Busy time of year!

Where has the year gone? I actually thought costume orders would slow down with families struggling to keep up with the economic times but I am pleased to say that the show still must go on. I have been fortunate enough to travel overseas this year and purchase some magnificent laces that I have incorporated into the tutus. Lots of happy faces with finished product.