As business people we all try our utmost to please the customer.  I  always heard the phrase that the customer is always  right .  To be honest, I have tried and tried to stick to this principle and tried to always go that extra mile to ensure the complete customer satisfaction.  Listening to my super […]

Kim McKelvie

Most people try and do #NewYear resolutions. I have made them in the past and usually failed them by January 15th!  However this year I have bought the AWESOME marketing planner from #girlsmeanbusiness.   I love it.  However I have had to rethink my vision and goals for #2018.  What do I want to achieve and […]

What do you look  for when you choose a tutu maker? Is it because you like their designs?  Is it because they are the cheapest?  Is it because they are convenient?  Or is it just because they said they could do it for when you needed it?  Would we choose our daughters prom dress or wedding […]

stretch Ballet tutu

I am sure my granddaugher Daisy only asked to learn  Ballet lessons just so  grandma could make her a ballet tutu. Daisy loved Strictly come Dancing and had previously won at Blackpool Wintergardens champonships for her old time sequence dancing after being taught by the fabulous JLM  DANCE .  But despite my interventions by taking […]

Custom colouring tutu

“I want it white then pink and white again!”   That was the quote from the young dancer who looked up into my face expectantly. In my mind I was thinking it might look more like a macaroon than a ballet tutu.  I tried to guide her away from her design and suggested the use of pink […]

The principles of the Russian Academy bodice is a lone line with minimal structural lining or boning. Russian ballerinas are so slim it is expected that the fine very tightly fitted bodice would show ribs and muscles of the dancer. To enable this tight close fitting bodice, a different construction method is required to incorporate […]

Well what an exciting weekend I had. Daniel Donaldson Todd brought the TDCI championships to Hartlepool in North East England. The venue was the new #Manoraacademy school which has only recently opened. It had excellent facilities and tiered seating so the audience could see all the performers. Dance schools travelled for Scotland Liverpool and Doncaster […]

It makes a change when I get young male ballet dancers to fit for tunics.  This sensational young man is at Championship level in the UK. I used the tunic pattern from . which is a fuly lined and structured tunic. designed with ballet in mind to ensure free movement of arms and fitted to […]

Silk bodice structured Ballet tutu

A young lady came for a custom fitted structured ballet tutu a few months ago.  At the initial booking in session, we discussed her specified choice of colours and requests for bronze and gold shadeswith the design flowing from the bodice to the edge of the skirt. As well as taking the order notes and […]