3 comments on “Ballerina Costume Pattern-Where To Find One?

  1. Thank you for such kind words – every costume has to be cut considerably differently for each dancer, and considerations have to be made for the style and choreography. Great care has to be taken on the fit of a bodice if the dancer is bending backward considerably. Equally great consideration has to be given to allow leg and back movement. All this has to be worked out whilst maintaining a tight fit. One has to have a great deal of experience to be aware of all these factors before you even start. Yes the fabric naps can cause a lot of difficulties too.

  2. Hi, I have been sewing classical tutus, which I custom make for the last fifteen years, its not just a matter of finding a pattern, different panels have to be cut on the grain of fabric in different ways and the skirt layers need to be pleated not gathered , some layers sewn against the others so they help support each other. It takes a minimum of 13 mtrs of tulle to make one skirt. If you want to try making one the best way to start is by having a good look at a professional tutu. I have a basic pattern which I have made which I custom fit on each dancer. , I would be happy to help you by sharing it, but the sewing is very complicated and you need to be really good at it.

  3. Perhaps you misunderstand the intent of this post and the purpose of this entire blog. For one, I am only a writer providing insight and information to readers about one couture maker’s ballet costumes; specifically the tutus made by Master Theatrical Designer, Monica Newell for her established company, Costume Creations UK.

    I am not looking to make anything, let alone a professional tutu. The tutus on this blog are not my creations.

    Although you are willing to “share” a pattern, only a fool would attempt such a thing if they needed a professional garment for a real ballet performance. This is exactly what the above post was explaining to readers coming in from the Internet searching for ballerina patterns online.

    I suggest you again read the part of the above post where it says, ” It takes a professional ballet costume designer to construct them. The skill and dedication required to construct professional-grade dancewear can only be done by those talented few”.

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