happyballerina

Custom Tutus, Tutu Dresses, Capes and Accessories

Wilmington, North Carolina · 14 Sales

happyballerina

Custom Tutus, Tutu Dresses, Capes and Accessories

Wilmington, North Carolina 14 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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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!

Becki Alvaro

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Becki Alvaro

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Anonymous on Jun 13, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Customer Service! Amazing product. LOVED it! nBecki is an amazing person. She spent sooo much of her time in our etsy conversations to assure I was satisfied. She was very detailed and hard working and it shows on the dress I ordered for my daughter's first birthday. I can't wait for her to wear it on that day. THANK YOU Becki! :)

Anonymous on May 18, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

My son loves his new cape and we love Happy Ballerina. Such an easy process! Thanks Becki!

About

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 am 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 my husband to do something with this new found success, we decided that a website was the way to go (he’s a web designer…I think he had ulterior motives) and that’s how Happy Ballerina was born. We also sell some custom lines with a few boutique vendors here in Wilmington, NC in addition to our Etsy and on-line retail site. 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 around, or “tulleing” away in my home office, our family can be found at the beach or enjoying one of the many family friendly activities here in beautiful Wilmington, NC. 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, but we decided that I would stay at home after our middle child, Isla, was born…but I still can’t help adjusting everyone’s glasses for them. I also do design and layout for my husband’s web design firm (you know, in my abundance of free time), check it out: www.jmawebconsulting.com So, enough about me…time for you to go shopping. Enjoy!

Becki Alvaro

Owner of Happy Ballerina

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  • Becki Alvaro

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! My name is Becki, and I am the Owner of Happy Ballerina. I have three beautiful girls that inspire most of my creations. That's right...3 girls. Of course I make tutus! What started out as a small hobby is now my 4th baby...Happy Ballerina!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2013
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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is accepted via PayPal and all major credit cards. Payment is due at the time of order placement. 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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 each item listing 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. 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.