Custom made classical ballet tutus and other dance costumes for competitions, festivals, performance and eisteddfods.
I provide a complete service from design through to stage ready with everything personally made by me at my studio in Woodend, Central Victoria. Tiaras and matching headpieces are also available as are tutu sewing patterns and tutu making classes .
As of 2013 a fully decorated, made to order stretch tutu will cost between $300 and $450, a matching tiara between $50 and $75.
For a gallery of costumes I have made, please scroll past all the posts.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dewdrop tutu on it's new owner

Here is Larran in her tutu, I am always relieved when I know a tutu has arrived safely and fits! Her mum has promised me a photo with shoes at a later date, I think she looks beautiful and can't wait to hear reports of how it looks on stage under lights.

I have also just got some lovely "on stage" photos of tutus I have made, they are in the gallery. Thanks Dee for the lovely photos of Jemima.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photos of my first Dewdrop tutu

Hopefully I will get some photos of Larran wearing it, but here are some pictures I took before I posted it.

I bought the embroidered organza at a terrific shop in Las Vegas called Heddy's, ( ) it has lots of clear sequins all over it and should sparkle beautifully under stage lights. I added a lot of extra sequins and diamanties as dewdrops are sparkly!

Monday, October 3, 2011

My first ever Dewdrop tutu

I must first explain to any American readers as to why I have never made a Dewdrop before! In Australia "Nutcracker" is just another ballet and is not performed every Christmas by everyone, also the versions I have seen here don't have Dewdrops or Candycanes.

Anyway I have nearly finished my first Dewdrop for Larran in Georgia and will post photos as soon as it is finished. I sent Larran some progress photos and received this email back.

Ms. Dani,

This is Larren. I am absolutely blown away! From what I've seen, the tutu will be GORGEOUS! It is more lovely than I could have imagined. I am in love with the tiara! I can't wait to see it in person. Thanks so much for sending pictures.

A Very Grateful Dew Drop

I LOVE my job!!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Costumes from Mt Isa Queensland

Just received some lovely photos to add to the gallery of Madison and Katerina from Mt Isa, thanks Joanne and Jane.
On a sad note my footy team didn't win the Grand Final yesterday, but I went to my first ever Grand final and had a great time...GO PIES!