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|Other: Tutu.com: 6-Piece Bodice (Tutu.com Child 6-Piece Bodice) - Type:Activewear |
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|Posted on:||8/22/13 11:35 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Fabric:||Nylon-Lycra [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Bodice pattern for a child's tutu. I'm giving tutu.com the credit as this pattern was the basis of the tutu, but it was heavily modified. The pattern was taken from a tutu she made for a particular dancer. The pattern did give the measurements of that girl, but it was made using woven fabric. I used Lycra, so it was never going to be easy! Looking at the tutu.com site today, this pattern is no longer available and has been replaced. I hope the pattern for sale now is better.
Child "Size 8 Slim" This was the closest to my DD's measurements, but way off a perfect fit. Tutus need to fit closely to the body, so adjustments were needed.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This pattern didn't come with instructions. I purchased Claudia Folts's book "Classical Tutus for Children" which has full instructions for making a tutu. As I was making a Lycra tutu, I needed to source other methods but this book certainly helped me understand tutus and how to construct them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pattern didn't fit! The book at least gives instructions on fitting and the importance of making mock-ups and taking accurate measurements.
Nylon Lycra for the leotard, Glass organza for the skirt, Polyester and nylon net.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. Altered the bodice for Lycra as opposed to a woven fabric
2. Added a V insert to the bodice, which also adjusted the princess line to the correct position.
3. Used Kwik Sew 2679 for the panty section as the tutu.com panty pattern didn't fit
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will make an other tutu in the future, but will try other patterns, now that I am aware of some that have better reviews. (eg Tutus that Dance)
This was a very time consuming exercise. I'm glad I did it, and I will go into the next tutu project much better prepared!
I many more pictures on myBlog
Here is a link to my previous review of the
tutu.com Child's panty pattern.
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