Patterns that can be purchased, cut out, sewn together and will fit the size as listed. Best for when you are new to costume construction, or you need them to be easy to alter, fit multiple dancers or for clients you will not be able to fit. Instruction for sewing the basic bodice and classical tutus are purchased separately. See "INSTRUCTIONS".
More advanced patterns. Best for those already familiar with costume construction or those doing custom work. Mockups and fittings are recommended when possible.
Most patterns are purchased separately from instructions. Instructions can be purchased on each product category page or under "INSTRUCTIONS" on the main pattern page. PLEASE do not order duplicate instructions. Many already know how to sew a bodice or tutu skirt and just want to add new styles or more sizes. Instructions or notes that are needed for a particular style are usually included with the pattern.
All PATTERNS and INSTRUCTIONS are available and emailed as PDF files. To print out patterns, you will need to be able to print to scale (usually called "tile" or "poster" printing). PDF allows you to receive them quickly and save shipping charges.
SHIPPED PATTERNS: Some patterns are available shipped. Instructions/notes included with patterns are only sent PDF. There are several that are better viewed on the computer. We have many detailed diagrams that you may want to zoom in on.
Domestic (USA) shipping/handling on patterns sent by mail is $3.00 per pattern. International shipping/handling is $5.00 per patterns. The shipping/handling costs will be added to your cart during checkout.
YARDAGE: We recommend you lay out your pattern to determine the amount of yardage needed. Fabric comes in many different widths. You may want to include enough to match a print, nap, have enough for a matching basque or for your piping.
FAQ ARTICLES: Available to read, or can be purchased (PDF). Find by hovering over PATTERNS in the menu bar or in "Other". Collect articles and instructions and start your own "tutu notebook".
QUESTIONS: While we are always happy, as time permits, to answer general questions, we are unable to answer questions about your specific project, fabric or pattern choices. We hope the instructions or FAQ will provide the information you need to make your choices.
CLASSES: We highly recommend taking classes, as we feel this is the fastest and most efficient way to start on this journey. From beginners to those just wanting to hone their skills, our seminars offer classes in basic and advance construction, pattern alterations, fitting and many more fun and useful courses.
Please see "SEMINARS" page for current and upcoming seminars here and abroad.