so you can have your stiff bouncy tutu! just add a wire circle to the underside of a cheap floppy tutu and sew it on about an inch away from the outer edge of the tulle! HOW TO MAKE A TUTU STIFF (PANCAKE TUTU)
Making a Tutu Step The hoop is inserted into the casting. The size of the hoop helps determine the shape of the tutu -- smaller for more bell-shaped or larger for more flat. Oregon Ballet Theatre: News from the Costume Shop.