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  1. Dd has just informed me that she is coming home on Friday with the tutu she will be wearing at the end of year show. It requires alteration to fit and thankfully I have a friend who can help with this (I am useless!) but it also apparently has make up marks on it and if possible, we are required to clean it. Baby wipes have been suggested but I have no idea if this is a good or bad idea! Any hints and tips for cleaning would be most welcome, please.
  2. Hi all. Im sure this has been asked before but as usual I can’t find the post. Floppy practice/half tutu’s. My DD has been loaned one for her upcoming Adv1 exam. It’s rather floppy/droopy and I’m not sure if spray starch will work. I’m also wary as it’s black and don’t want to leave any white marks on it. If spray starch is the answer how do I apply it? Per layer, over the entire skirt, upside down and then do I have to iron it to activate the starch? Thank you.
  3. Hello! I have bought DD a new costume, and it is gorgeous, with a half tutu on the side. ( Weissman Americano ) Only problem is, is that the tutu bit is a bit floppy and lacklustre! ( unlike the weissman photo! ) I don't want or need it to stick out like a pancake, but at the moment it just looks droopy! It is quite a fine net and I am vaguely toying with the idea of adding a few sequins to the net to add to the sparkle, but I don't want it to droop any more! a friend suggested hair spray or liquid starch ... but I'm not sure exactly how/which/where! any ideas? Thanks
  4. I have two brand new Revolution dancewear tutus for sale. one is white and gold the other black velour and white. They are both a size adult small and have never been worn. immaculate condition on original hangers and costume bags. Selling for £50 plus postage Pm me if you want to see photos or want anymore details about sizing etc they are absolutely beautiful tutus but need to sell as we are moving and have less storage
  5. Hi all you knowledgeable tutu ladies hope you can help. I've bought a Capezio pink tutu skirt on knickers for my dd on line. Received it yesterday and on removing it from box and bag, the top layer stiff netting is quite creased! Firstly DH said send it back!! But then he suggested hanging it in a steamy bathroom, but I still don't think creases will come out. Any suggestions please. That sorted, I then plan to tack net layers together, hoop it and put top layer decoration on. Is this possible with a pre made tutu skirt base please? Will then be using it with a decorated leotard! Suggestions much appreciated please. And thanks in advance.
  6. tutuesque


    I thought I saw a post from someone asking about tutus and how to change the shape of a classical to a bell style but I'm unable to find it now. I don't know if it's too late or if it's something you want to get into or not but there are some tutumaking workshops coming up in the uk soon. I have attended these in the past and they're very well run. They do cover tacking, hooping and shaping the tutu skirt as well as making it but there's a separate workshop for decorating/embellishing a tutu as well. I found the workshops very helpful when my daughter was competing in festivals regularly - making the tutus myself was my way of being able to afford costumes. Nb I am not affiliated with Tutus That Dance - just sharing in case there are other dance parents who'd find this useful
  7. Sorry, I know this has been discussed before but searching all the keywords I could think of and trawling back through as far as page 35 didn't find it. Dd has a new practice tutu which we are very pleased with other than it seems to want to pop upwards forming an inverted umbrella shape, if you see what I mean. She can kind of push it down but this makes the Lycra knicker part come away from her body and stretch a bit so that as soon. As she moves, it pops back up again. Is this something to do with the fit not being right or will it just settle down in time?
  8. hoglett


    Where is the best place to buy a nice tutu? It's not for a competition, just to have some photographs taken. Would ideally like to go and try on as I can see you can buy lots online but I'm not sure of size. Thanks. Edited to add : we're in South Derbyshire.
  9. DD has just been issued a tutu on loan from her ballet school, to do her first ever festival solo. Which is a wonderful thing. I don't know much about tutus (haven't had one since I was 4). I think it is a pancake (it has a hoop), which is supposed to be flat afaik - but exactly how flat is it supposed to be? I'm not sure whether it needs to be perked up at all. it will have been stored under a heap of the things for years, so it's entirely possible it's too flat. Then again, maybe it's just right. Could anyone share a picture / link of what this style is supposed to look like, please? (And then I can work out how to get it gently spruced up) Thanks!
  10. *No results shown for "tutu taming". Right. New topic time. Ok so when you get a new tutu is it ok/normal if you can hear shrieks of laughter from the changing room and your DD prances out with arms straight up in the air as the skirt bit is sticking up into her arm pits? AND IT WONT GO DOWN?!!!! It looked like it might go down a bit but DD tried her first move...tip toe on, slide right leg forward (immediate outrage as supposed to be left) stretch other leg behind and sort of present herself, dip forward into a bit of a bow and then tutu skirt part flips right up behind her? I would say like a peacock but maybe more the proud feathery quiff of a turkey's backside? Is this because it is not a handmade proper tutu but a £30 jobbie-thatsallyourgettingsoyoubetterlikeit from the large well thumbed trade dance catalogue and that's why it doesn't sit? Or do all tutus do this even the posh ones? This is for her first festival and I just am dreading her being the comedy entry! She's not helping either as she finds it hilarious and only encourages and cultivates it to flip up. So her teacher needs me to tame it. Or she might have said train it? Train it with towels. Ummm. How do you train a tutu with towels?! Do I whip it into submission, flailing towels at it like a lion tamer? OR Layer it with the weight of towels? But how should it be positioned? With the skirt all splayed out then towels on top or folded as if it was hanging up and then put the towels on top? It's just a stretchy velvet body but it's very tight as the smallest size was ordered by mistake. It just fits but there's no room for growth. Could it be this is not helping matters coupled with DD's long torso? Could this be keeping the skirt riding high? It's made of stiff netting which her teacher was surprised and pleased to see considering the cost but I'm worried that it's not sitting right as its being pulled a little? I didn't want to ask about torso length in front of DD as we've already had the discussion about no suitable school tutus to borrow which I understand as you can tweak berth but not girth (not actually meaning of berth I know but it kind of works) and I don't want her to feel self conscious that she won't look as good or as suitable but I just can't spend £150 plus on a properly fitted tutu especially when it's only her first competition and she is still very young and will be wearing it for all of two minutes? I just don't want her to stick out....literally :-(
  11. Tacey

    Washing tutu!!

    Anyone got any tips for washing /refreshing white tutu please? I have put in the washing machine once & it went limp & lack lustre!! Now have 20 that need cleaning for a school show - supposed to be beautiful white snowflakes but they currently look like that horrible inbetween stage when the snow's turning a bit sludgey!! Can't really afford to buy 20 new ones & the area I'm in the parents won't be in a position to pay either! Thanks in advance xx
  12. I have a white practice tutu, and over the years of wearing it, it has started to look a bit grungy and more grey/brown than white. It has no embellishments, and no leotard body attached to it, and I was wondering how I should clean it? Some people have suggested dry cleaning...is that safe? Thanks in advance!
  13. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can rejuvenate and stiffen the net on a rather tired and floppy tutu? It has alternate layers of navy and burgundy net and I would be really grateful for suggestions and advice on what I can do to liven it up!
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