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Dressed for success II

In my last post I mentioned a show I’d set up and the costumes I’ve made for it. In this charleston number I used the flapper dress I made this summer. It works just as I had hoped it would

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJWICoDyGU8&list=UUhWKjUdn2aHBvfGCtuW3YXw

Dressed for success I

This fall was extremely busy as I set up a show to celbrate my ten years as a dance teacher. I made choreos, practised and drilled my students, designed a poster, made food for the dancers, booked a stage and staff to help with light and sound, artists for guest appearances, and yes, the reason I’m sharing this on my sewing blog, used some costumes I’d made myself. This one is inspired by the early twentieth century. I really like the back Image

and It’s on the poster as well.Image

And this is how it moves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwerWt_s8n0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUhWKjUdn2aHBvfGCtuW3YXw

Flapper dress on it’s way II

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The dress is taking form, but gosh it takes time when it’s design, pattern construction, sewing and problem solving all at once. What to do when there isn’t enough fabric for instance:Image

Flapper dress on it’s way

I’ve been working on the slip and also on reattaching several pearls on the top that were coming off. I’m really excited about the way it looks. Have spent quite a bit of time on deciding what the skirt will be like, but think it will be a swirly model with some pleats.

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Also- As I was working with the green shiny fabric it occurred to me that it didn’t seem to be the polyester I thought it was, so I burned a little and it actually seems to be silk. A bargain, since I bought it at goodwill.

Et voilà!

The checkered dress with a pleated skirt is ready at last!

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I usually start out with a general idea of what I want and then design as I go. This is fun, but tedious. Some unexpected problem will always show up and sometimes drive me raging mad. When the item is ready I immediately forget all sorrows and think making it was a piece of cake.

Now I’m really, really pleased with this one! I think it has the preppyness of a school uniform, yet a hint of the roaring twenties. The checkered wool gives it a classic air.

However, as I was trying it on while sewing, I realized the fabric itches, meaning I will have to wear it with a slip, meaning it will have to wait to fall. Unless we have a cold and rainy summer.

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