This week? A major mistake. So, I had to start over. I've cut the top fabric to three bodices and finished cutting the lining fabric for all five. The basque is the same. I'm still working on the tulle. Actually, I'm procrastinating on the net and tulle. I'll get to it soon. I hope to start tomorrow after finishing the other two top fabrics. Then, I'll start sewing. I still need to cut the bias strips for the piping and bias strips of the lining material for the bottom underside of the bodices. I'll be showing you as I go along.
What am I reading? I'm reading and re-reading the instructions for bodice making and tutu making. It gets clearer and clearer each time I read and each time I make a tutu. I've done three. These five will more than double the amount. I can't wait to show you the laces I have for decorating the costumes. Are you wondering about what each costume represents? Three princesses, a queen and villainess.
I have some new readers. People who don't know me at all. Let me do a bit of an introduction. I have 4 children (one boy and three girls). I homeschool all of them. My oldest is (son) 13 and my youngest is 6. My three daughters all dance ballet. My son plays baseball.
Why do I make these costumes? For the most part, I make them because I want to help. I want to help out the studio whenever there's a costume need. I want to help because I know that by making these things, I'm helping the studio save money. I'm sure people have wondered if I do this to butter up the director so my girls get better parts (no one has ever said so that I know). No. I like to volunteer. This is where my talents lie. It's just who I am. And, really? I know that eventually, one of these beautiful costumes will end up on one of my daughters. Why wouldn't I do this?
Please join us for needle and thREAD.