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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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tutu sewing classes in Las Vegas

I am off to Las Vegas in August to teach stretch tutu making at the Tutus that Dance seminar. Suzanne teaches traditional tutu making and there are also classes in headpiece and tiara making, mens patterns etc. its also lots if fun and you meet great people If anyone is interested in a very intense and comprehensive course, please check out her website or her Facebook page tutu seminars. This is what she has to say about it. WHY COME TO A SEMINAR? Like most arts, knowledge and experience are two very major factors. What we are striving to do is offer both by guiding you, step by step thru construction and more importantly explain and showing “the whys and how’s” something is done. It’s not just learning how to make a tutu we’re teaching, but WHY a tutu is made the way it is.  We don’t just focus on a “project” but teaching the art of tutus. Understanding what a dancer needs, how both lighting and distance effects what you choose, the importance of silhouettes, body lines, and the movement of the tutu….just making a “pretty” tutu is not the goal. At a seminar, you’ll learn all this in an intense, short period of time that is designed to teach you as much as possible, efficiently as possible, and answer questions as they come up. Each class has notes printed out, so you don’t have to stop and write as we’re working, you’ll also be able to talk with others, share experiences and hopefully build friendships and form new contacts. More advance classes, will also offer the opportunity to “try” new things, experiment, ask questions, and test things out without the expense of buying all that is needed to do so.  We’ll be practicing airbrushing, dyeing and painting, draping fabric, using stretch fabrics, making appliqu├ęs, working on shapes and uses of ruffles and much more. Classes on pattern alteration will show how make alterations both for size and design and how to take a clients measurements and make a custom tutu that fits. Both Women’s fitting and Men’s class will work on real dancers so you can test things out on them as well as ask them questions. So much more useful than learning on a dress form which in most cases is not shaped like a dancer, nor where you can test the movement.  Yes they are long days, and yes there is much to cover, but we do have fun and offer a place to learn the “art of the tutu”.  Hope you can join us~

1 comment:

  1. I soooo wanted to come to the seminar this year in Vegas, but no one wanted to come along and watch my kids because of the heat:( I really want to go next year!