Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Dresses For Dancers

Another busy day – teaching in two different schools this morning [enlivened by a Fire Drill at the second!] then home for lunch and more sewing…


The dress on the left is still unfinished [I have four of these to make, for the girls who are Tallulah's backing dancers!] The one on the right is for a colleague whose daughter is going to a ‘Gangsters and Molls’ event. She wanted a Charleston type dress.

She’d already bought an asymmetric top from Tesco


And I just added the handkerchief hem


I sewed the black ‘hankies’ on a narrow tape, and then fixed that round the inside of the top. It will be easy to remove afterwards leaving the top in its original state.

I left the sewing this evening, in order to go and meet up with my good friend Lesley The Librarian [She of the quilting and damsons] We hadn’t seen each other since last autumn, and it was great to sit and chat together.

She presented me with two huge bags of random fabrics – no good for her patchwork, but lots of pieces that I can use for other things.

It has been so very hot today. Bob and I sat outside with cups of tea at 10.30pm to watch the bats and admire Venus shining above us. It was lovely and cool in the garden.

I have stayed away from the TV all day – not interested in The Tennis, The Football, or The Budget. And VAT is VAT!!


  1. They are stunning. You are so clever. I think you should have a 'theatrical costumier's' business.

  2. You are a wonder at costume making, Angela! I wish we would think of our own wardrobes as a closet of costumes. It would make sewing more exciting! Sorry it's so hot. Bats? Shivers!

  3. Wow you have been busy again, I need to find sometime for sewing, I am missing it


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