One Down – 56 To Go

The past month has been a blur of holidays, work, snow, pattern uploading, school, dance, snow, work, school, seed catalogs, snow and more snow. I’m not one of those people who bitch about winter though and this lovely blanket of white is good news for spring and summer gardening. I also have my Etsy shop CoudreMODE Vintage Patterns up and running and I’m adding patterns about once a week. Today I finished part of Abbys costume for her solo, shes doing a contemporary routine to a White Stripes tune and her choreographer wanted something rocker but happy. New Look 6648 had the perfect style; this is a very simple pattern with a nice gathered waist.

The kimono sleeves are done on a straight stitch machine not a serger, a trick I learned from Gigi and this really gives the sleeve a nice drape. There are no changes from the pattern other than folding the neckline down with a cover-stitch. No armsyce seam meant it was perfect for this big Gerbera daisy print from Gorgeous Fabrics. This style really perfect for a poly knits with a large scale patterns. The flower centers have a bit of gold foil color and I added Swarovski 12ss hot-fix crystals in Light Topaz for understated bling. Those came from Crystal Rhinestone Boutique on Ebay (great prices and every size and color.) The rest of her costume? A pair of dark wash RTW jeggings. The other 56 costumes are a silver sequin mini dress under a sheer motorcycle jacket in dark blue organza and 55 costumes for a Bollywood tap routine. Tomorrow I start the production sheets for those!