Custom Dance Apparel - Handmade by a Principal Dancer

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Last updated on Dec 18, 2020

Currently closed to custom orders.
- For a closer look at fabric options and SIZE CHART, visit our website:

Please specify your fabric preferences in the "Notes to Seller" at checkout.

Follow Barreto Dancewear on Facebook ( and Instagram (@barretodancewear)!



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About BarretoDancewear

Sales 5,986
On Etsy since 2014

Ballerina - Designer - Seamstress

When I was kid, I was enchanted with my mother's ancient Viking sewing machine. I would try to make dresses, jazz pants, ballet skirts, you name it. I didn't have the patience for patterns, so I would just cut and sew and seam rip, fitting the clothes to my body by trial and error. Dancing has always been my passion, so I pursued that and have been fortunate enough to succeed and live the dream. Several years ago, I worked in customer service at one of the largest dancewear retailers in the country (dancing didn't always exactly pay the bills). After a few months, the VP of Product Development took notice of me and started using me as a fit model for her designs. That led to a promotion to designer's assistant. I learned so much during my years there and it rekindled my childhood love of making clothes. When I moved to Boise to dance with Ballet Idaho a few years back, I bought a cheap Brother sewing machine and started playing around with making sun dresses and skirts. I started to dabble with leotards and realized that I would need some new machinery, so I started building a collection of various sergers. I still have my childhood dislike of store-bought patterns, so I make all my own based off of measurements and make adjustments until they are perfect. Now, after a lot of trial and error, I have a product that I am confident in. I love the leotards I make. They fit well, are great for partnering, and can get me through a hard day of rehearsals while making me feel pretty and unique. I hope they will make you feel the same.

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  • Elizabeth

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I am a Principal dancer with Ballet Idaho. Some days, the only thing that can get me through a hard day of rehearsal is a flattering, stunning, unique leotard. For that reason, I started designing and creating them myself.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2015
Thanks for checking out Barreto Dancewear!

If you are uncertain about which size to order or which colors work together, please don't hesitate to ask! I can send close-up pictures of the fabrics and answer any questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
No Barreto piece can be returned or exchanged for any reason barring errors made in the production of the piece(s). If there is a fault in production you must send an email explaining in detail what the problem is and your order number if applicable. You may be asked to provide a digital photo of the problem before we agree remake your piece. DO NOT SEND ANYTHING BACK UNLESS YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION.

Sale of pre-made items are final and for no reason can be returned, exchanged, or refunded.

Items must also be:
1. Returned within 14 days of receiving your order.
2. Returned in the package in which it came, with all original tags and labels attached.
3. In new condition, both unworn and unwashed.

If all of these stipulations are met, we will reimburse you for return postage. Items returned that do not comply with our return policy will be discarded or returned at the customers' expense. Only items bought directly from official representatives may be returned. Returns and exchanges are not admissible on discounts or items that have been specially adjusted or damaged during transport/shipping.
Payment forms excepted : Credit card, Paypal, Etsy Gift Card

Please note that the purchase will be paid for at the time order is placed and the item will ship after being made. See shop announcement for current production time.
Standard shipping in the US is USPS First Class Mail (3-7 business days) which includes tracking.
Standard international shipping is USPS First Class Mail International, which provides tracking until it leaves the US. Shipping time varies for international packages, but most commonly takes 10-14 business days.

Expedited shipping may be purchased at checkout, but this only expedites the shipment once the leotard is made, it does not speed up the leotard production time.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sizing is consistent with most major dancewear brands

To see size chart, go to