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Classical female tutu

Added Oct 22, 2011

by selma84

Amsterdam, Nethe...






A classical tutu as made by late Miss Olivia Cranmer of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

I’ve had this pattern for a long time in the book ‘Beginning ballet’ by Joan Lawson and I always wanted to make the tutu. This was my first attempt, and it was great to see the tutu grow and grow.
I made this blue tutu for my friend. Iit’s her favorite colour and I’m glad she liked it very much!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Lace/Sequins, Satin, Tulle

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    Nov 1, 2011, 07.48 PMby so-sew-me

    Can you tell me, please, how many layers of tulle have you used and how does the satin waistband close exactly?

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      Dec 1, 2011, 08.23 PMby selma84

      Sorry for the late reply!! I used 12 layers of tule and the satin waistband closes with a lot of hooks and eyes (if this is what you call them in english…). I put one popper at the top, just in case ;-)

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    Oct 23, 2011, 08.00 AMby jennidash

    Thats the book i made the boys ballet jacket from. I love this book as it is difficult to get classical ballet costume patterns. good job. I have several tutus i made for myself from these patterns. xx

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      Dec 1, 2011, 08.24 PMby selma84

      Wow, super nice!! I will certainly make more tutu’s, if only I can find the time!!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 10.25 PMby fashionfreek

    What a lovely tutu.:)

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    Oct 22, 2011, 05.03 PMby nocjestciemna

    Light and beautiful! It reminds me of blue dancers by Degas :)

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