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Post pictures of your homemade tutus!
By ballerina6043member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Sep 03, 2008 06:59 PM

Im making one of those no sew tutus and I was wondering if you could post pictures of tutus you have made. I want to get ideas!

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re: Post pictures of your homemade tutus!
By Siegelife
On Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:54 AM
These are the past ones I've made that you've seen. I plan on making more soon.
Lisa
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By louvendor
On Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:21 AM
don't know how large this will be.
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By Alinaismyidolmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Nov 03, 2008 02:14 PM
Would you also say which ballets they are for? I'm interested...
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By dancing_rain
On Wed Nov 05, 2008 06:37 PM
Those are really pretty tutus. You made those????
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By Neomimember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Nov 08, 2008 09:49 AM
Here are a few that I have made:

Snow queen: Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/n713885380_1498423_9577.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/IMG_5986.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/IMG_6059.jpg'

Clara (I have recently remade this tutu as it was way to long for this dancer and the length of the skirt was too big for partnering... So it stands straight out now rather than drooping down as it does in this picture:
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/_X8B5040.jpg'

Here I am wearing the tutu last year when I was Clara (as you can see, the skirt had issues then already...)
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/1B2U9593.jpg'

Bodice details:
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/DSCF2495.jpg'

Flower soloist:
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/_X8B5111.jpg'

Two more flower soloist (they do a pas de deux as well with two of the boys):
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/n580275049_662219_8074.jpg'

Was not happy with how the bodices came out last year (they are ready made ones from H&M that I just decorated - time crunch..), so this year, I put a lot of effort in to embroider them:
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/IMG_0819.jpg'

Spanish:
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/DSCF4153.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/DSCF3336.jpg'

Pink rehersal tutu:
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Neomi_dance/IMG_0353.jpg'

So that is a few that I have made. Have made a few more, but cant find any good pictures right now. And plus countless rehearsal tutus, of course... ;)
re: Post pictures of your homemade tutus!
By BallerinaWanabee
On Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:08 PM
I want to learn how to sew professional looking tutus
can anyone help me :)
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By dancinislife0607member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:16 PM
Neomi, how did you make your practice tutu? I love it!
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By Marie_Claire
On Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:26 AM
Wow, Neomi, the tutus you made were so beautiful. How long did it take to make them?
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By Neomimember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:54 PM
Thank you for the compliments :)
To answer questions: I made my tutus using patterns and instructions from tutu.com in the beginning, although now I have altered the pattern and how to do it so much it does not look much like the original anymore. Have sort of found out what I like and dont like...

It takes me about 25-30 hours to complete a basic practice tutu...
re: Post pictures of your homemade tutus!
By Siegelife
On Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:18 PM
Naomi-I really love your designs. I love the white bodice with the purple flowers and pink crystals. Wonderful job.
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By jennalovespinkmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Nov 23, 2008 09:16 PM
haven't made any, but I love the ones that everyone else has made!
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By Alinaismyidolmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Nov 24, 2008 06:14 AM
Those are amazing everyone! They are gorgeous!
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By PowerPointe
On Sun Nov 30, 2008 03:07 PM
This is the first (and only, so far) tutu I have made. It is for the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy from the Nutcracker. The sketch is my original concept for the tutu, and the other photos are the finished tutu with bodice and skirt details. I used a pattern from tutu.com for the bodice, although I did have to alter it and I will probably alter it more for the next tutu I make. Neomi, what did you find you wanted to change about the basic pattern? The skirt is built off of a rehearsal tutu I bought from Discount Dance Supply. I made my own patterns for the tulle and fabric layers.

Beautiful tutus, everyone. I love looking at costumes!
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By Neomimember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Dec 01, 2008 02:58 AM
I have changed a lot of little things like the leg-line - I made it higher cut on the side so that the dancer could more easily get her leg up a la seconde. I usually only put 8 layers of tulle instead of 9 like the pattern says. I place the panty ruffles differently and make the leg casings another way. Lots of little things like that... :)
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By DiamondDancerH11
On Sat Dec 06, 2008 08:02 PM
Wow! Everyone's homemade tutus are so gorgeous! I wish I knew how to sew or do any of that. They are all so beautiful. You are all very talented!
re: Post pictures of your homemade tutus!
By balletparent
On Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:38 AM
Tutu I made for La Esmeralda.

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