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.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Great tutu making weekend.

I have just farewelled, Jillian, Belinda, Yvonne and Debbie after two fun filled days of tutu making. Here are some photos of what was achieved in that time, Jillian's is totally finished, the others have some further decorating to do.

Belinda has made these beautiful appliques from silver fabric which she will "bling up' to go on the bodice and peplums.

Jillian made this gorgeous circus inspired tutu and a matching headpiece.

Debbie will add lots of sequins and jewels in mauve to the bodice to tie in the mauve in the skirt.

Yvonne will add a motif to the bodice, possibly cut from the lace on the overskirt.

I was very impressed with the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of all of them!!!


  1. WOW!!! Just spent the week-end doing a tutu workshop with Dani. A truly amazing experience and one that I cannot recommend high enough for anyone interested in costume making. Dani’s passion, knowledge, patience and generosity are boundless…….even for a very amateur sewer like me. Over the week-end I completed a tutu (just need to finish beading on bodice) and a matching head piece. The tutu fits Eloise (our 10 year old daughter) like a glove and best of all……she loves it! Dani, I cannot thank-you enough for teaching us so much. It was such a beautiful environment to learn in and I loved the enthusiasm of yourself and the other creative women in the course, Yvonne, Gillian and Belinda. Thank-you all for a fabulous week-end ……..and thanks to Rodney for the much needed coffee runs!

  2. You've made me blush Debbie! So glad the tutu fits and Eloise liked it. I had a really good time with all of you, make sure you send photos when it's complete!

  3. Well done to everyone, especially to Dani who does such an amazing job of sharing her special talent.