Dance

The first couple of images from the dance photo shoot have been released–they’re AMAZING!  (you might remember my posts about making the costume for this from about a month ago)

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Breathtaking, right?

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Photography by:  Jessica VanDerMark (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jessica-VanDerMark/493101197420462?fref=ts)

Hair & Make up by: Amanda Bravender (For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com)

Wardrobe by:  Me!  🙂 (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns)

These beautiful images inspired today’s post.  I’ve always been fascinated by ballet.  I wanted to be a ballerina, of course, when a child.  Sadly, my talents did not lie in that arena.  Happily, I can feast my eyes on the beauty that is ballet anytime I so choose.

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Above photograph by:  Diana Patient: Photography   (www.dianapatient.co.uk)

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This Week

This week started out with finishing up a couple projects–a pair of ruffled boy shorts (I’m extremely smitten with these, btw and I’ll be offering these in the shop as soon as I can get a photo shoot set up):

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My final Kahlan Mother Confessor bustier replica!  I’m really happy with this.  It took a lot longer than I expected it to, but I took extensive notes and wrote out and drafted my pattern immediately after completing, so that I can (hopefully) make it in MUCH less time the next time around (and I already got an order for another full Kahlan costume, so we’ll find out in a few weeks):

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Then on to a dress for a photo shoot.  The dress started out as just the base, and looked like this pre-fitting:

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After the fitting, the dress became just a tad bit shorter (ha!  I have SHIRTS longer than this thing):

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And then the draping began!  I didn’t snap pictures of every single version (trust me, you should thank me for that), but I have a couple.  Here’s one version that I liked an awful lot, but ended up being too bulky for what the client is going for:

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A little less bulky, but still too much fabric:

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Though I really liked the back of this one–I’m a fiend for a bustle (even if it’s not REALLY a bustle):

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And, the final result (pre-hand sewing):

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I’m currently trying madly to finish that baby up so that I can make a head piece and another pair of ruffled bloomers to go with it by SUNDAY.  *gulp*

Wish me luck.

And send chocolate.  And caffeine.