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Making Tutus Book

Learn to cut, stitch and decorate a high-quality bespoke classical ballet tutu

Making Tutus is a practical guide to making traditional costumes for classical ballet dancers. As with the tutu itself, the book approaches the task in three parts – the tutu plate, the bodice and the decorative sections. It shares the secrets of a leading costume-maker as it explains the challenging task of, on the one hand, creating a light and beautiful ballet outfit suitable for performance and, on the other, making a comfortable and hardwearing costume that suits a character. In doing so, it reveals the extraordinary talent and techniques required by the costume-maker.

DESIGN - key decisions on the type of tutu plate (pancake vs drop), fabric and decoration

PATTERNS - basque, knickers, bodice and tutu plate recipes in three different sizes

INSTRUCTIONS - detailed step by step sequences explain the process from making the calico toile through to final decoration and fitting

PRACTICAL ADVICE - from pleating the nets to assembling the base, essential tricks of the trade are shared and troubleshooting tips are given

Amanda Hall is an established costumier. She has worked in a wide variety of areas in her career from West End musicals to haute couture. She has made dance costumes and tutus for many companies throughout the world including The Royal Ballet.

Publisher: Crowood Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 29.7 x 21 cms
ISBN: 
9780719843143

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Marta Coca Pulgar
Perfect

Many photographs help to understand all steps.

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Hansung Paik
Perfert +++

Easy to understand how to make classical ballet tutu.

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Patricia Fernandes

The best book about tutu construction I have ever had.

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Judith McQuilkin
Making tutus

I am really enjoying the book. Interesting reading and a great resource.
Also it survived the trip to New Zealand in its packaging, looking fresh !!! Many thanks

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Shomaree Potter
A must have

An excellent glimpse inside the world of tutu-making.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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M
Marta Coca Pulgar
Perfect

Many photographs help to understand all steps.

H
Hansung Paik
Perfert +++

Easy to understand how to make classical ballet tutu.

P
Patricia Fernandes

The best book about tutu construction I have ever had.

J
Judith McQuilkin
Making tutus

I am really enjoying the book. Interesting reading and a great resource.
Also it survived the trip to New Zealand in its packaging, looking fresh !!! Many thanks

S
Shomaree Potter
A must have

An excellent glimpse inside the world of tutu-making.