Pancake tutu, 2 patterns plus tutorial, in Italian


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Pattern in two XS sizes (italian 38 and 40) plus detailed and illustrated tutorial, that will allow you to make a professional pancake tutu.
The pattern is related to the professional version with pants a part from a bodice divided in several pieces.
Cutting diagram:
yoke into two parts
Basic body in two parts
elastic body in two parts
bodice into four parts
pant in three parts

"The Classical Tutu, also called pancake tutu, was first worn by the Italian ballerina Virginia Zucci in the 1880s. This first Classical tutu ended just above the ballerina’s knees and looked more like the current Bell tutu skirt or even Romantic tutu skirt. Later the Classical Tutu skirt jutted out horizontally from the dancer’s hips and showed more of the leg. It is a skirt often attached at the bodice and has multiple layers starched and strutting out. Tutus are often wrap around skirts, fastened in the waist by ribbons sewn in its waist. They may also be attached to leotards. There are several types of ballet tutu: Romantic Tutu: three quarter length bell shaped skirt made of tulle with a fitted bodice and sometimes sleeves. The hemline falls between the knee and the ankle. The romantic tutu is free flowing to emphasise lightness and ethereal quality of the romantic ballets such as Giselle or Les Sylphides. It is said to have been invented, or at least popularized, by Marie Taglioni. Classical Tutu (bell): A short, stiff skirt made with layers of netting with a slight bell shape and fitted bodice. It extends outwards from the hips and does not use a wired hoop. It is usually longer than a classical (pancake) tutu. These are used in the famous ballet paintings by Degas. Classical Tutu (pancake): A short, stiff skirt made with layers of netting that extends outwards (from the hips), and has a fitted bodice. The pancake style has more layers of net and uses a wire hoop and much hand tacking to keep the layers flat and stiff. Balanchine/Karinska Tutu: also known as the ""powder puff"" is similar to the bell and pancake tutu with the exception that no hoops are used and there are fewer layers of netting. The skirt is loosely tacked to give a softer, fuller appearance. This style was designed originally for the ballet version of Georges Bizet's Symphony in C (1947). It has gained an iconic reputation."

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