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Judy B
Posted 2010-10-04 2:11 PM (#67520)
Subject: Does anyone know how to do this


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I have a friend that was ask to make 30 tutus like this picture. Does anyone have any idea on how this is done?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZgbgbiFTmuo/TJG-SjVq59I/AAAAAAAABH8/Dgdv6...

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Judy
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2010-10-04 2:26 PM (#67522 - in reply to #67520)
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I think it's Balanchine net.  I suspect the fabric is heat set.  What do you think Rowena?
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cfonfold
Posted 2010-10-04 8:17 PM (#67537 - in reply to #67520)
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I believe that these are formed from mesh--either the type used for window screens or other such stuff. While I have never made a tutu for the like, I did once make a double circle skirt (short) that had the same feel to it. This set of designs was done for the Austrailian Ballet and the designer ,Vanessa Leyonhjelm is known for her edgy approaches. I hope your friend's cliint has a fat check book!

Coopie

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rowena___.
Posted 2010-10-04 9:51 PM (#67542 - in reply to #67520)
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yes, looks like balanchine net to me but as coopie says you can also use fine door screening.

it is made more or less like an elizabethan ruff.  you attach it to the basque the way you would a cartridge pleated skirt.  the folds have to be tacked at the edge at each side of the turn so they don't open. 

this will be the most fiddly, tedious, time-consuming tutu you will ever make.  charge accordingly.  no price is too high.

(edited to correct some spelling.)

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cfonfold
Posted 2010-10-04 11:04 PM (#67550 - in reply to #67542)
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Amen!

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PCMomwad
Posted 2010-10-04 11:16 PM (#67554 - in reply to #67520)
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I think that friends needs to run--fast!  The person who asked her/him to make 30 of these must be totally clueless!
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2010-10-04 11:18 PM (#67555 - in reply to #67520)
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"...by creating a convention-bending line of costumes for The Australian Ballet’s Divergence. Tutus were made out of the mesh from air-conditioning ducts and were sent to an automotive painter to stain them black...".

This is from my google search. It is from "Behind Ballet" 2009.   Air conditioning duct mesh!!!

Tessa
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Judy B
Posted 2010-10-04 11:24 PM (#67558 - in reply to #67520)
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thanks so much for your replys. This friend is trying to tell the person that she can not do it but the person keeps telling her I know you can do it. I am hoping if she does do it she will charge a lot. i keep telling her that. She emailed me frantically trying to figure out how to do this. Thanks for your replys. I knew if anybody would know how to do it you guys would.
Thanks again
Judy
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rockysanna
Posted 2010-10-05 1:20 PM (#67582 - in reply to #67558)
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sure sounds like a yucky job to me - at any price they will pay
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ursula
Posted 2010-10-05 3:10 PM (#67584 - in reply to #67520)
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One tutu sounds like hard work; but 30??!!! I think she would be crazy to take it on.

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Welmoed
Posted 2010-10-05 8:17 PM (#67600 - in reply to #67520)
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Oh ick... Having to make one would be bad enough, but THIRTY?!? Next you're going to tell us your friend has to get them all done in two weeks.

There was just a thread on SewBiz about sewing tutus; the consensus was that standard custom tutus should run at least several hundred dollars. Somehow I doubt your friend's client will want to spend almost ten grand on tutus... But then again, you never know.

--Welmoed
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allymelba
Posted 2010-10-05 8:44 PM (#67602 - in reply to #67520)
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I don't know much about tutus, except that even 'ordinary' off the peg ones are expensive. Custom made are even more expensive. One like that? Well that is why ballet compays ask multimillionires to be their supporters. They are a lot of work. Judys friend's purchaser is trying to get a lot for the least cost. Give her the appropirate price for ONE and see what happens. The purchaser may have already have been 'turned down' by their regular maker and is trying to find someone who doesn't know how much work they are in for. Who does this person normally use? Why aren't they doing this work? Surely this would need to be made by an experienced tutus maker?
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Judy B
Posted 2010-10-05 10:04 PM (#67604 - in reply to #67520)
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. After looking into the time involved they are coming up with something else.
Thanks again
Judy
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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2010-10-05 11:03 PM (#67611 - in reply to #67600)
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Welmoed, is SewBiz still going? I started that, many years ago!
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Welmoed
Posted 2010-10-06 9:35 AM (#67626 - in reply to #67611)
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Karen, yes it is. It's still on Quiltropolis, and can get pretty active at times. I've learned a lot from it... mostly that I don't really want to sew as a business anymore!

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Judy B
Posted 2010-10-06 9:47 AM (#67629 - in reply to #67520)
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I use to be a member. I should rejoin. I am right there with Welmoed about getting to the point of not wanting to be in the sewing business.
Judy
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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2010-10-06 9:48 AM (#67630 - in reply to #67626)
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That's really fantastic. I'd totally lost track of it, so thank you for this update!

PS I understand completely about not wanting to sew for people. It's so hard to be underappreciated.

Edited by Karen Maslowski 2010-10-06 9:48 AM
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