Tutus available to purchase

In the lead up to christmas I am offering a small number of tutus to purchase in kids sizes.

These tutus are perfect for a budding dancer as well as for flower girls and dress ups.

I am offering in white and black only a ‘Romantic’ style and a ‘Plate’ style. All the measurements and prices are below.

Romantic tutu

Small (6-8 years 45cm long skirt) Medium (8-10 years 58cm long skirt) High stretch waist band with hook and loop closure with multiple rows of loops. 3 rows of gathered bridal tulle.

Price – $38.30

Plate tutu

Small (6-8 years or 68cm hip. Skirt 25cm long) Medium (8-10 years or 73cm hip. skirt 27cm long) Stretch fabric used for briefs but there is more rigidity around the hip where the tulle is applied. 7 rows of pleated tulle.

Price – $64.70

Special orders are possible, Adult sizes, Emma wiggle yellow ribbon appliqué or heavy duty construction for serious little dancers, get in touch for details.

To be ready early December I will need orders placed by Friday the 5th. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information on sizing.

Finished Tutu

My first tutu has been a great success.


The tulle has done exactly what I wanted. The base fabric has worked but next time I will use something with a little more stretch. This base was a little too rigid which is why I added the lacing into the back, a simple way in and out without any restriction from zips or velcro.


A tutu experiment

Here is a sneak peek of a project I am currently working on.

I have had a roll of stiff white tulle in my stash for years just waiting for someone to ask me if I can make a tutu. This will be my first time so I am hoping that with the sewing skills I have and the research I have done it will turn out beautifully.

The plan is for a waist high adult size rehearsal tutu. I am using a stretch knit for the base which I know isn’t technically correct but will function well enough for this purpose. If this works as I hope I will try another using a mesh base and separate basque.

At school I remember thinking how pointless things were, when was I going to have to use Pi in the real world. Well the joke is on me, I want to make the top layer from a straight piece where the length is the exact circumference of the skirt. I will need to re-aquaint myself with Pi.

The image above shows me working out the widths I will need for each row. The image below shows the first sample of the base with fit adjustments and approximations of where the tulle will go so I can work out lengths (I have already planned my pleating ratio)

making a tutu