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Just a little something I made for Halloween…

Things have been very busy at www.TutusWingsandPrettyThings.com HQ and I’ve been stitching away in my workshop this week making lots of dark fairy tutus ready for Halloween. I’ve made similar tutus for hen parties over the summer and I thought that they would look great for Halloween too, so I’ve been making extra-sparkly tutus with lots of sequined and glittery fabric woven in-between the spiky tulle strands. I think that my favourite one is this blue tutu below, which has bright blue glittery stars fabric incorporated into the design.

cassiefairy halloween fairy tutus from tutuswingsandprettythings com

Let me know if you’d like something similar custom-made for your Halloween costume by emailing cassie@cassiefairy.co.uk - these tutus aren’t on the website yet but I will happily make these or something similar (any colours you like!) for you, just let me know with plenty of time, because I’m already getting pretty booked up with spooky orders for zombie bride and witch costumes!


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One of my absolute favourite things to make

Yes, I’ve been making tutus this week, as usual – but I was extra-excited when a custom order arrived for a fabulous rainbow ballet tutu because this really is one of my favourite tutus!

I love using the bright colours and also enjoy the challenge of getting 2 full rainbows (front and back) to match up while still fitting within the waistband measurement I’m using – lots of measuring and pins involved ;)  There’s actually a lot more work required in making one of these beauties compared to single colour tutus, but it always give a really satisfying result – and the rainbow tutus are the same price as all the other fairy tutus, so it’s a bargain really!

rainbow bright adult fairy tutu spikey carnival costume cassiefairy

This tutu is super-full and fluffy for a special event, and I hope that my fairy-customer really enjoys wearing it! I make these for children too – this one is an adult size – Here’s the pics of my little fairy-helper wearing one below:

Have a look at www.TutusWingsandPrettyThings.com for dressing-up inspiration and to get your own custom-made tutu in any colours!

child fairy rainbow tutu cassiefairy carnival princess costume


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Tuesday Shoesday – Bling Bling!

More tuesday shoesday fun from Kelly Osbourne this week – quickly becoming a regular star of my Shoeday posts!

Not only is Kelly wearing the most blinging shoes in the world to the 2011 Grammys, she is also sporting a tutu-esque dress so scores Cassiefairy cool-points on both counts!

One of my favourite blogs The Bride Fairy  has inspired this week’s Tuesday Shoesday with her love of crystal-encrusted shoes – and she offers a customising service for brides everywhere – just send in your bridal shoes and she’ll do the rest. Even though I’m already married, I could do with a pair of these in my life anyway!

 

Here’s my versions of both Kelly Osbourne’s shoes from ASOS and her tutu (from Cassiefairy.co.uk, where else?!)

  Image 1 of Carvela Guess Diamante Peep Toe Heeled Shoe

Also look at my Twitter friend’s beautiful Swarovski crystal custom-made shoes that I absolutely LOVE! (Actually, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Kelly Osbourne’s shoes had been bespoke-made by BluberryIce themselves!)

 

Follow them on Twitter @bluberryiceltd and check out their glamourous website http://www.bluberryice.com/ whilst I continue to covet their sparkly nude court shoes!