About 6 weeks ago, I was asked to make a tutu for the company associated with my daughter's ballet school. True to my personality, I of course jumped at the opportunity and completely ignoring that I, in fact, have never. made. a tutu...ever.
Let me tell you, there is very, very little information about tutu-making out there. It's like this secret that nobody wants to share. The one resource I have came with the tutu-making supplies I ordered and it has almost no pictures! There is one diagram about drafting a basque (the waist structure of the tutu), and that's the one thing I actually could have winged because it's similar to drafting a yolk on a skirt.
So what is a motivated girl who loves ballet and a good challenge to do? Fake it 'till you make it. Here goes...
And here is a fascinating video on pointe shoes, as referenced above. You don't need to be a dancer to appreciate this.
Oh, how did that get in there? This is embarrassing.