Added Mar 15, 2009
Finally got photos of the dancer in this costume… nearly 12 months after the construction. This tutu is constructed from a silk material, with cotton backing. It has a flesh mesh insert, sequin trim and a nylon net skirt.
It is fitted to the dancer wearing it, and took quite a while and a few ‘muslins’ to get the fit as you see it here. Not quite perfect in the bottom of the skirt/basque. Constructed with the bodice sewn onto a basque of the same material. Pants of the skirt are a cream cotton. Hook and eye closure. The back of the skirt seemed to sit better when first made 12 months ago. This was my first attempt at a fully fitted tutu.
Even though the back of it didn’t come out quite right, I was quite pleased with it.
Silk, cotton, nylon net, hook and eye tape sequin trim.
Me, my mum various sources on the internet. A bit of a mish-mash of stuff. In the end I kinda just made up how to put it all together. I used newlook 6480 for the inital bodice pattern, but it evolved quite a from that first pattern and ended up being not very much like it at all!