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Building Birds, Part 3

April 5th, 2011
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When last we left off, I was waiting for the tutu skirts. They’re here!

They are currently all hanging in the gondola (a big wardrobe box we use for storing and transporting costumes) with their bodices.

They do not arrive fully completed.  We will finish and shape them as needed.

My next step is to have fittings with each dancer and mark where her hooks and bars will be placed on the skirt basque (the upper part of the tutu skirt with no tulle) as well as the placement of the buttons which will attach to the tutu bodice.  The example below is the tutu that will be worn by dancer Rebecca Johnson.

Next week, I will start patterning the tail pieces, which will be pretty complicated, but I am excited for the challenge!

 

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One Response to “Building Birds, Part 3”

  1. KC says:

    I am loving this series of posts. My girls attend the ballet school in Killeen and their spring performance is “The Empress and the Nightingale”. I sew costumes for the performances and have been tasked with the Nightingale. I really like what you are doing here.

    Thank you for sharing!

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