Saturday, January 29, 2011

Names of tutus = color schemes

When ordering, you can refer to the name of the tutu if you want one made with that particular color scheme or you can choose your own colors.  I will name the tutu after who it is for if I have never made that color scheme before. 

To see all color schemes made so far, check out my "Whimsical," "Classic" and "Hybrid" pages.

Classic vs. Whimsical

After making a Kira tutu, I came to the realization that I really want to make two different styles of tutus.  The first being the "Classic" style.  They are shorter and the edges are straight and all the same length.  The "Whimsical" style are longer and edges are cut at an angle and the tulle varies in length.  Below are side by side comparisons.

Friday, January 28, 2011

It begins...

Wedding Tutu
Three and a half years have gone by since my wedding.  A huge black garbage bag was full of orange tulle just wanting to be used.  I finally found a use for it and repurposed the tulle into an extra full "Whimsical" tutu.  The "Wedding Tutu" is 22 inches long and drags on the ground when Madrone wears it.  After making this tutu, I decided to open Pretty Tutus for You.

I find making tutus therapeutic after a day at work teaching Prep-K and after getting Scarlet and Madrone to bed.  I also just LOVE the way they make a child feel and how cute he/she looks wearing one.  Yes, boys may want to wear them too.  One of my students in my class put on the Wedding tutu and was twirling around the room in delight.

Little did I know how much time and energy went into creating a "shop" even for something as simple as tutus.  The business cards, order forms and blog are still a work in progress.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

I hope I can make many people happy with a pretty tutu.  Remember, tutus are NOT just for children.