Fitted tutu

Added Mar 15, 2009

by kiraph

Gloucester, Aust...






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.

Material Notes

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!

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    Mar 30, 2009, 06.56 AMby dressdummy

    Wow! Nice work! I hope you were able to see it in a performance.

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    Mar 16, 2009, 01.49 PMby carolesam

    amasing wow dont know what else to say weldone

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    Mar 16, 2009, 12.09 PMby stacey6907

    WOW! So beautiful! I love the sequin trim. =)

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    Mar 15, 2009, 06.15 PMby sewdelightful

    Absolutely beautiful:)

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    Mar 15, 2009, 12.29 PMby effervescence

    Looks perfect!!! great fit and beautiful detaills!!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 10.54 AMby abarefoot

    I like how it looks like it fits perfectly. Nice work!

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    Mar 15, 2009, 09.36 AMby melissacarrier

    Wow, it’s a perfect fit. Way to go! It looks fantastic

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    Mar 15, 2009, 05.06 AMby bakainc

    Absolutely adorable! I love the detailing around the edges.

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