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I fell in love with Rue soon as I finished the Tutu series, and swore to make one of her outfits, however simple. I jumped on the opportunity to make her favorite practice outfit of mine when a Tutu group was planned for Fanime. The red leotard was made in a day, using my own method of trial and error due to losing my patterns. The frills on the shoulders were hand gathered with a thick layer of interfacing to keep the shape. I opted for a pair of practice ballet slippers instead of dishing out the dough for real red en pointe shoes, since as a ballerina, she would use them anyway.

Photos 1-6 by Darkain.com and photos 7-9 by LJinto.


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