Nine Ladies Dancing

In this case it’s seven ladies dancing.  I made these seven dresses and 17 pairs of pantelettes to go under the dresses for Jemma’s division in ballet.

I made three maids costumes.  I made, altered or fixed 56 costumes for this performance.  Six years ago when Jemma was in the first Nutcracker, I made, altered or fixed 37 costumes while trying to sell our house.

These two jackets stressed me out the most.  Some people when they sew don’t use patterns, but I only like to sew with a pattern.  I had to figure out how to get the burgundy velvet in the center of these jackets.  After a lot of thought, I finally figured it out.  I was up until 1:30 am Friday morning finishing them for dress rehersal that day.

This is 16 of the 17 party girls that I made pantelettes for.  The light pink dress on the front row is Clara.  I made sleeves to go on that dress.





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