I have been too busy lately to post here, but have time today to put up a few more photos.
Penny loved some lace I used on another tutu, but when I went to get more it was all gone. Luckily for me someone on the Sewing Forum had posted about an american supplier going out of business. Unable to resist I had a look and found this lovely embroidered organza at a bargain price. I have added about 2 gross of Swarovski diamantes to the skirt and bodice.
I love strong clear colours like this royal blue and was delighted when Anita chose it. I recently found a new (to me anyway) shop in Melbourne selling gorgeous sequin trim (Stagesassi in Plenty Road Kingsbury) and this is where the sequin motifs on the bodice and petals came from. I added some silver motifs with sequin and diamantes to tie in with the silver braid on the skirt.
Here is a close up of the bodice.
This tutu is for 7 year old Alivia,a very pretty, girly tutu in mauves and pinks. I dyed the overskirt and scalloped laces mauve as mauve is a hard colour to get for some reason.
I have another tutu finished that I will post as soon as I take a good photo.