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  • dancecostumer
    I would also ask this question on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewingdancecostumes it is for those that design/sew dance costumes and many of the ladies make
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      I would also ask this question on
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewingdancecostumes

      it is for those that design/sew dance costumes and many of the
      ladies make tutu's and might be able to help you more.


      --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Katherine"
      <kwscoggins@c...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Janelle,
      > My advise would be to look at the quality of the skirt itself
      since that is
      > the expensive part of the tutu in terms of time and/or money to
      make. The
      > bodice is a relatively simple and inexpensive thing to redo over
      the years
      > if the skirt has held up. Could you order 1 and check the quality
      of the
      > skirt before you order all 22? Talk to them and see what their
      time frame
      > is for supplying 22 tutus as well as getting one to look at before
      you place
      > the big order.
      >
      > My only concern in a nylon bodice is that nylon tends to hold on
      to odors
      > and will discolor from sweat. Be very judicious in airing them
      out after
      > they've been worn. Depending on the trim, you may even be able to
      rinse
      > them out after each wearing. Nylon usually wears well, so I
      wouldn't be
      > worried about that necessarily. I think for the difference in
      price it
      > would be worth it to try them.
      >
      > Let us know what you think of the overall quality of their tutus
      after you
      > get one. I've also had good luck with WearMoiUK for unitards and
      leos, but
      > I've never purchased their tutus (I actually enjoy making 12-pc
      bodice,
      > pancake tutus!)
      >
      > Kathy
      >
      > > The reason I'm looking at WearMoiUK is that the unitards and
      leotards
      > > I've bought from them in the past are outstanding! Definitly not
      > > recital stuff (yikes). The service is excellent, too, and I've
      never
      > > had any trouble with special orders or shipping. Personal e-
      mails
      > > from the owner/designer (Thelma) are a big plus as well. Even
      though
      > > we've put her garments through some pretty rough choreography,
      they
      > > still look great after a few years.
      > >
      > > So my question is, do I risk a nylon bodice? Will we still be
      able
      > > to use them in four years? In eight years? These are for
      Bayadere
      > > (the Shades) so they will not be embellished. A savings of
      $2000.
      > > over the PrimaDonna set is significant, but not if we have to
      replace
      > > them too soon...
      > >
      > > Janelle
      > >
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