happyballerina

Custom Tutus, Tutu Dresses, Capes and Accessories

Ludlow, Massachusetts

Announcement    Handmade custom tutus, tutu dresses, super hero capes, hair clips and accessories for the special little someone in your life!

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Handmade custom tutus, tutu dresses, super hero capes, hair clips and accessories for the special little someone in your life!

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Rebecca Maurer

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About happyballerina

Sales 14
On Etsy since 2011

Why We're So Happy!

Hello, and thank you for visiting Happy Ballerina!

So how did I come to start a custom tutu, cape and accessory business? Well…I was a work-at-home mother of 3 beautiful little girls, Sophia, Isla and Natalie. That’s right, I have 3 girls…of course I make tutus! Initially I made a few for my youngest daughter’s newborn photos. Nothing fancy…just something to look nice in pictures. After that I started making tutus for my oldest daughter, Sophia, for dance classes after seeing the underwhelming tutu selection at our local dance wear vendor. Then it came to me, ”Hey” I thought, “I can do this!”. As I continued to make tutus for our family photo shoots and Sophie’s dance classes I noticed that they started to get quite a bit of attention from friends, family and dance mom’s alike…which of course turned into requests and orders. Urged by friends and family alike to do something with this new found success, I decided that a website was the way to go and from there Happy Ballerina was born. In addition to my website, Etsy and Facebook pages, I previously created custom lines for several boutique vendors in Wilmington, NC before moving back to Massachusetts in 2016. So here we are, on the web and ready to take your order for handmade, custom designed tutus, tutu dresses, super hero capes and more.

When I am not chasing my 3 little ballerina’s and bonus superhero around, or “tulleing” away in my home office, our family can be found at the pool, with family and friends or traveling and exploring throughout the US and abroad. In addition to “being crafty” I love to read, cook, and enjoy spending time with our family and friends. I am an Optician by trade and manage a small optometry practice full time on top of taking Happy Ballerina orders (and sewing over 400 masks to date since COVID hit). I also do graphic design, social media management and web consulting (you know, in my abundance of free time). So, enough about me…time for you to go shopping. Enjoy!

Becki Maurer
Owner of Happy Ballerina

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  • Becki Maurer

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! My name is Becki, and I am the owner of Happy Ballerina. I have three beautiful girls that inspire my creations (that's right 3 girls, of course I make tutus). From costumes, and tutus to capes and more I do it all. Custom orders welcome!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Happy Ballerina! Each item is hand-made with love. Our tutus, tutu dresses and capes are made when you order, individually, not shipped in from a manufacturer. Quality items, made custom, just for you!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Because each item is made-to-order we do not accept returns or exchanges on any of our items. Measurements are requested for each order and lengths are clearly stated in our sizing chart, exchanges due to improper fit are not accepted. Please note that tulle color, flowers, ribbon, cape material and all embellishments may vary due to our current on-hand supplies, manufacturer lot variations and vendor changes. We can not guaranteed that you will receive the exact embellishments that are photographed on the site. We do our best to always match each tutu, accessory and/or embellishment to complement one another. Although each order is double checked for quality and accuracy, we understand that mistakes happen, if the wrong order is shipped or we have made an error on your order we will happily correct the problem.

If, for some reason, you need to cancel your order, you must do so within 48 hours of order placement. After 48 hours we cannot guarantee that the order has not started production. Once production starts, your order can not be canceled or changed.
Payment
Payment is accepted via PayPal and all major credit cards. Payment is due in full at the time the order is placed. If, for some reason, you need to cancel your order, you must do so within 48 hours of order placement. After 48 hours we cannot guarantee that the order has not started production. Once production starts, your order can not be canceled or changed.
Shipping
Shipping is currently available in the US only. Shipping is a flat rate, mailed via USPS. The $9 flat rate shipping includes delivery confirmation tracking and insurance. Shipping times may vary, please allow 10-14 business days for delivery. Once an item is shipped, we are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
Additional policies and FAQs
COLORS -
All tutus and tutu dresses can be made in 1, 2 & 3 color combinations. If choosing more than one color, please specify if you would like the colors mixed (one of each color knotted together to make one loop – gives a softer look) or blocked (each color gets looped together individually – giving blocks of each chosen color with a more prominent look). Our colors list includes all available colors in premium, shimmer and glitter tulle, as well as some fun custom tulle styles as well. Please note that there is an additional charge of $2 for shimmer tulle and $4 for glitter tulle and $6 for custom tulle per tutu/tutu dress.

LENGTHS -
We use 3 traditional ballet lengths for our tutus:
Demi – Short (to the hip)
Grande – Medium (to the knee)
Romantic – Long (to the floor)

We use 2 traditional lengths for our tutu dresses:
Grande - Medium (to the knee)
Romantic - Long (to the floor)

Waist and chest sizes are listed in inches on our sizing chart to assure proper fit. Please keep in mind that the 3/4" non-roll waist and chest bands stretch up to 6” to allow for growth. The measurements provided in the sizing chart are un-stretched bands. Please include actual waist/chest measurements in the comments section of your order to ensure proper fit. A printable measuring tape is available on our website for your convenience.
If you have any questions or need assistance in choosing a size, please contact us before purchasing. All tutus are made-to-order and are custom made to your specifications. Because all tutus are custom made, no refunds will be given for orders placed.
Please use the following as a reference for sizing if you are unable to get measurements for the child you are purchasing for. Please note this is a guideline for children's sizing, contact us directly for adult sizing prices and measurement guidelines. These are approximations and do not take place of actual physical measurements:

X-Small: Newborn - 12 Months
Small: 1 Year - 4 Years
Medium: 4 Years - 8 Years
Large: 8 Years - 12 Years
X-Large: 12 Years +


SIZING:

Classic Tutu Sizing -

Size Waist Length

Demi Length

Extra Small 12″ 3″
Small 14″ 4″
Medium 20″ 6″
Large 24″ 8″
Extra Large 28″ 10″

Grande Length

Extra Small 12″ 6″
Small 14″ 8″
Medium 20″ 12″
Large 24″ 16″
Extra Large 28″ 20″

Romantic Length

Extra Small 12″ 10″
Small 14″ 14″
Medium 20″ 22″
Large 24″ 30″
Extra Large 28″ 38″


Tutu Dresses Sizing -

Size Chest Length

Grande Length

Extra Small 14″ 10″
Small 16″ 15″
Medium 22″ 20″
Large 26″ 25″
Extra Large 30″ 30″

Romantic Length

Extra Small 14″ 15″
Small 16″ 25″
Medium 22″ 30″
Large 26″ 35″
Extra Large 30″ 40″


Super Hero Cape Sizing -

Long capes: are approximately 32 inches long (measured from the back of the neck down).
Short capes: are approximately 18 inches long (measured from the back of the neck down).

*Neck openings are cut as one size fits most.