Ok folks, here are the last Mini-poll results all commented up... do feel free to respond with your own thoughts on the results.
How much might a tutu for a Swan Lake or Sleeping Beauty cost?
£500 - £999: 30.6%
£1,000 - £1,499: 25.0%
£1,500 - £1,999: 19.4%
£2,000 - £2,999: 13.9%
£3,000 - £3,999: 5.6%
less than £499: 5.6%
more than £4,000: 0.0%
Poll: How much might a tutu for a Swan Lake or Sleeping Beauty cost? 2 July 2000
Well enquires have been made of two ballet companies and the cost of a good tutu for an Aurora is £600-£800. That assumes its special but not over-the-top: obviously you can be really silly if you want.
So the majority of people got it right... and I was wildly out: I thought they must be £2,000+
As it happens I do actually have two tutus - one of Ravenna Tucker's (Rose Adagio) and one of Miyako Yoshida's (from Swan Lake). If you have never seen a tutu close too I can tell you that they are amazingly complex beasts and how anybody can make them for the money defeats me...