Over the years

Ok, so that wasn’t too hard though it took me a while 🙂 In the next few posts I’m going to post some pics of work I’ve done over the years, kind of a gallery as I have no idea if I can add one. I’ve looked at the gadgets (on Blogger) and don’t see anything about creating a gallery. But then I’m not that techie!

This costume was made in about 2005. The dance teacher gave me a photo and asked if I could make them to look similar. So began a learning curve of cobbling patterns together or draughting new parts from originals. The green lycra is a full leotard, the skirts were different colours and if I recall there were around 14 in all! Modelled by Miss S who is wearing the one she danced in.
The next four photos show some samples I was asked to make for wee dancers. They were in sizes 3 – 6, tiny and sweet. Modelled by Miss L as she was about the right size 🙂
Paneled leotard with wrap skirt
With wraparound cardigan added
Top and dance pants
With a bag to carry dance gear or folder
Next is Miss L wearing a red wraparound I was asked to make quite a few of. Had Miss L just sucked a lemon?? The tutu was a bought one from the dance concert a few years ago.
A simple ballet character skirt, full circle, with ribbons for Miss L.
Shake Your Tail Feather…a group dance, for this I developed a unitard  boy-leg pattern with side seams and a gussett in the crotch so there would be no seams down the front or back. It has a little gathered cap sleeve as well. The feathers…drift off everywhere!
That’s it for this post, the family is getting restless so needs some attention. Bye for now.
Thank you for visiting 🙂

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