A friend’s daughter dances at Rachel Compton Dance Studio and a message had gone out on Facebook for help with costumes. So I offered my help, since our own concert was weeks away.
Turns out their concert was the week after ours, so it would be a bit of a push but it all worked out ok in the end #:-S Some of the costumes needed were leotards for dancers who would be “flowers” in their item.
My friend, S, and I had a couple of meetings by phone and in person and all the details were sorted.
The first thing was to make a sample up, which I did before starting our studio’s costumes!
My friend, S, then took the sample and tried it on the girls, then rang me with any changes needed. It was a bit strange for me doing this “sight unseen” as it were, since I’m used to doing that part of it myself. But since S sews herself I knew I could rely on her judgement of any changes.
List in hand it was time to begin cutting the various sizes out of the fabric provided by Rachel.
I’m hoping to get a photo from the show soon and so I’ll add it in then.
One change I would make is to raise the side that is off the shoulder by a couple of centimetres as it was a smidgen low and had a tendency to pull down, especially with any girls who had a bust. However a flesh coloured strap helped with that. I’ve noticed on many commercial sleeveless tops that a clear strap is included should the wearer wish to use it. This could have been another option but it was felt it wasn’t needed with these as most of the girls were younger 🙂