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Nutcracker costume

About two years ago Phoebe informed us that she wanted to take ballet lessons. This was actually quite shocking because she had never really expressed an interest in dance beyond dressing up in tutus when she was little.
So, at the ripe old age of 10 1/2 she began taking ballet. Late by some standards but just right for her. She’s been super motivated to learn all the basics. She’s watched You Tube videos, borrowed books and videos from the library and borrowed books from her teacher. She’s progressed very quickly. This spring she tried out for our local ballet company and was accepted as a junior apprentice.
We are so blessed to have a vibrant fine arts community in our small city. Each year our ballet company performs The Nutcracker. This year Phoebe is double cast as a soldier and a party girl. For half the performances she’ll be a soldier and for half she’ll be a party girl.
I had the privilege of making her dress for the performance. So I’m able to get some photos before the official photo day. Here they are…

We used 2 simplicity patterns, 7306 for the dress and 6041 for the puff sleeves. For the pantaloons I just made some pajama pants and added all kinds of lace and ribbon to the bottoms.

Esther will be a cherub in some of the performances. I’ll snap some pics on the official photo day to share with you. Because I know you can’t wait to see them…

Have a lovely start to your week!

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Wednesday 24th of October 2012

Angi, the dress turned out so pretty!! Enjoyed our visit!! Christy


Wednesday 24th of October 2012

Christy, I'm so glad you guys were able to hang out with us. Can't wait to see you in Jan.


Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

Your dress came out so nice! I can just see the skirt flowing as your daughter dances in it. In the past I too have used a pajama pants pattern for bloomers!


Wednesday 24th of October 2012

Thanks, Patty. She had so much fun twirling around the kitchen making it puff up.

It's amazing how many times I've used pj pants for costumes.