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The Nutcracker

Postby Rosabella » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:53 pm

Well, this really has nothing to do with the mountains and outdoors... other than the fact that the Nutcracker was the reason why I didn't get to go on the last HST group trip to Death Valley :crybaby: and I guess I would probably bring this up around the campfire 'cause that's where we can talk about the things we love :)

Anyway, it went really well, and I was so happy with the costumes I made this year. I've mentioned ballet and costuming a few times on the board, so I thought I'd post a link to pictures of some of the tutus and men's costumes I've made. I also danced this year (Russian)... it was soooo fun!

If you're curious....

http://rbreen3.photosite.com/Album4/



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Postby Allyn » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:38 pm

Looks like you had a great time! How many costumes did you wind up making? Quite the seamtress! I'll have to show the wife, who is heavily into sewing these days! She's a quilter so is always looking at different patterns and fabric to create her magic with!

Happy New Year to you!
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Postby Rosabella » Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:43 am

Thanks Allyn!

The three birds were the new costumes this year. It takes about a month per costume/tutu.... that's from designing on paper to the time-consuming hand-sewing/beading (I have a daytime job, and teach evening classes once a week, so I have limited time to sew). I'm the only one who makes the classical tutus (the short ones), and every year I usually do at least one. They only last a few seasons then have to be replaced.

I've sewn for almost my whole life, and (probably like your wife) I've found that I can buy ready-made cheaper than I can sew it, but it's really fun to find something that you enjoy making.... quits or tutus.

Ditto on the Happy New Year, Allyn!! :nod:
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