Every girl dreams of tulle, don't they? That fun, elegant, magical netted fabric that reminds us of being a ballerina, a little girl again – a (admit it!) secret Princess? :)  

My little girl has several tulle tutu's in a range of colours, and one of my absolute favourites is by Caterpillar Dreams'.   Caterpillar Dreams specialise in creating the prettiest bridal tulle tutus, skirts and dresses for little girls – perfect for any discerning little Bridesmaid or flowergirl ;)  And let me tell you, they are utterly fabulous! I know, because my little girl had one for Christmas :)

Caterpillar Dreams is ran by Jane Midgley, who departed from her 20 year role Marketing Manager last year to pursue her dreams and set up Caterpillar Dreams.  Jane told me more… 

"My basic product is the tutu, either as a traditional tutu skirt (made in various lengths) or a tutu dress.  I also offer handmade fairy wings, ballet pumps, silk flower accessories and headdresses.  However a lot of my creations are bespoke -  I love working with brides to find out about their wedding, what their style will be, what they like and dislike. This way I can create something that is unique for them.

Some brides want the whole flower girl outfit from fairy wings to headdress to tutu and ballet pumps and others just want a simple ballet length tutu skirt…"

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Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..


"My initial reason for setting up Caterpillar Dreams was my own daughters desire for a tutu. I sourced the high street and online but couldn't find anything that I liked. Every thing was either harsh, scratchy dress net or something that wasn't even fabric, and so, after many in vain attempts I decided to make my own. The response was amazing, people wanted me to make their little girls tutus too. At this point I realised that their was a gap in the market for my product and so Caterpillar Dreams was born

The name behind my designs is also important for me. I was going through quite a tough time and I wasn't sure what the outcome or my future would hold. I came across the quote: "When the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly". This inspired me to follow my dream and start my own business. I was the caterpillar becoming the butterfly!  I also love the quote: "Every little Caterpillar Dreams of butterfly wings". Again this is reflective of myself but also represents the Caterpillar Dream brand: Freedom, Expression, Growth, Transformation, Confidence, Optimism, Possibility and Joy…"

 Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

"The materials I use depends on the individual, but the basic is bridal tulle. This is soft against the skin and yet gives the fluffy, puffiness that I need.

All flower girl outfits come with a modesty underskirt and these are made in fabric of the clients choice but generally in silk. I'm also adding a big silk sash to my range. In the near future I'll be adding silks, linens, tweeds and wools to the range!

I'm also just about to launch 'Morris and Maud' the sister company to Caterpillar Dreams . My big passion is for couture silk flowers and I'm launching a range of flowers made into corsages, hats, headdress, shoes accessories and boutonnieres. All these items will compliment the Caterpillar Dreams ranges."

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. 

 " Caterpillar Dream girls love their pink cupcakes, frilly dresses and shoes but they are just as happy outdoors with the wind in their hair and mud on their wellies. I want Caterpillar Dream girls to wear my designs their own way – with ballet pumps, a big jumper and boots, wellies – fantastic!"

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. 

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple.. Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Price Guide…
 
 Caterpillar Dream Tutus start from £30 and bridesmaid outfits from around £60….

"The price depends on the materials used and any extras like Swarovski crystals, silk and satin ribbons etc. I love that the flower girl designs can be worn again after the big day and that they can be dressed up or down.

My next range will take the tutu to another level mixing it other fabrics. I love the eccentric English country look and am putting together a collection of tutus mixed with English tweeds. I am soooooooo excited about this and can't wait to launch!"

Caterpillar Dreams Tulle Tutus and Dresses - Photography by Cat Hepple..

Far too cute for words!!! And wouldn't these make the most delightful alternative to the usual style of little flowergirls dress?

I've decided it's about time I started adding more features geared towards children on this wedding blog, especially given I'm Mummy to two beautiful little girls!  Watch this space! :)

Much love,

Annabel

xXx

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  • http://loveaudrey-loveaudrey.blogspot.com/ Loveaudrey

    Oooooooo! I LOVE these. I have a little fairy of my own who is turning 6 on Monday who would be over the moon with one of these!! I wonder if I can get one delivered in time!
    Really looking forward to new features geared towards children. having 2 children of my own and at least 18 attending as guests at our wedding certainly puts a particular spin on wedding planning. I’d love to see some ideas for little boys especially, they get overlooked on blogs I feel as all the focus is on bridesmaids/flower girls. I want my son to feel just as special at our wedding and really hope I can find something a little more exciting than the usual page boy outfits/mini-suits!!
    xxx

  • Cath

    So cute! Just perfect for a little flower-girl.
    I second what Loveaudrey says about little boys- my nephew was very excited to be a page-boy but it was hard to find clothing and gifts for boys. Luckily he was more than happy to be a min-usher dress-wise, but any younger and it seems to become quite tricky!

  • Lisa James

    Too cute!!!!

  • http://www.theweddingvine.com Rachel – theWeddingVine

    Awww!! These tutus are adorable!! I think any flowergirl or bridesmaid would love to have one of these!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Beautiful, aren’t they? They so remind me of the little flower girls in this utterly dream Jose Villa wedding of Wedding Photographer Jessica Claire that featured on Style m Pretty http://www.stylemepretty.com/2009/10/21/jessica-claires-wedding-by-jose-villa/.
    I wish we would see more little flower girls and Bridesmaids dressed like this in the UK instead of the usual little cream or white dress – which is beautiful to see a little girl in by the way, but a tutu would be way more fun and sooooooo cute! ;)
    Much love all,
    Annabel xXx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    ps – LoveAudrey: I’m on the case!! ;)
    xXx

  • Zoe

    These are the most adorable thing I have ever seen!! I will be bookmarking Caterpilla Dream for when my gorgeous God Daughter gets just that little bit older, she will LOVE this! Thank you for finding such amazing ideas! xx

  • http://www.morethanwords.uk.com Lisa Long (More Than Words)

    These are just so unbelievably cute! What a lovely change from the norm. Oh to be a little girl again x

  • http://www.ivorypearlbridal.wordpress.com Margaret Ivory – Ivory Pearl Bridal Mall

    Oh just look at all of the pretty little girls in their tutus….too much fun.

  • http://wedding.allwomenstalk.com Diana

    They are all just too adorable!! <3 Beautiful photos!

  • http://www.tracymorter.com Tracy Morter

    Oh how adorable! I only have sons(although I would buy such things for them if they wished) but I do have a niece now to lavish such delights upon.

  • http://www.dreamweddingitaly.com Isabel from Dream Wedding

    This is all so lovely! The girls are absolutely adorable! This post is really inspiring:)

  • http://www.sweetandsassygirl.com Jen

    Gorgeous tutus and so perfect as flower girls dresses! So much better than a typical dress. http://sweetandsassygirl.com

  • victoria

    is it possible to still get hold of these? I cant find the company anywhere :(