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Modern Expressive group

Added Sep 29, 2008

by kiraph

Gloucester, Aust...




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I made 18 of these costume for our senior modern group for the recent eisteddofd we went to. 16 were worn. They are a 1 shoulder leotard with seperate skirt. Each skirt has 12 panels to it and is sewn into a band that is gathered and the side and front. Thank goodness I didn’t have to sequin all 18 of them!
Ended up with 5 different sizings for them all!
I also did headpieces but you can’t see these in the picture.

Material Notes

Nylon lycra, nylon stretch mesh, cotton lycra, nylon lining, elastic.






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    Oct 5, 2008, 05.21 AMby trploceanmoon

    I really love the color! great job! :)

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    Oct 3, 2008, 12.38 AMby kiraph

    I modified a basic leotard pattern for these ones so yeah I guess it was my own pattern. Unfortunately I have took no pictures when making them so no pictures for a how to… Next time I make a leotard I will be sure to take some. I will see what I can do.

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    Oct 2, 2008, 08.38 PMby bcheese06

    I absolutly love the costumes. Did you use a premade pattern or your own? I would love to make these. Could you do a how to on this too? I’m currently working on the tutu you did a how to on. So far I’ve been able to follow the directions.

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    Oct 1, 2008, 11.37 PMby kiraph

    Thanks for such great feedback everyone!

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    Sep 30, 2008, 05.57 AMby anajan

    Oh boy! The costumes turned out really pretty. I can imagine how hard it was to make all 18!!!

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    Sep 29, 2008, 11.44 PMby jellybean

    Wow, such dedication. This must have been a huge amount of work. The end result is very pretty.

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    Sep 29, 2008, 06.09 PMby gaslightingabbie

    Dance costumes are hard, probably because they have to look perfect or they will appear sloppy. These are wonderful!

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    Sep 29, 2008, 05.32 PMby sew4my3

    Wow! What respect I have for you! I have sewn dance costumes in the past and it is difficult to get all the sizes right and all the time it takes to sew them is a day and night job. Congratulations on your beautiful creations, all 18 of them!

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    Sep 29, 2008, 04.57 PMby camilaustral

    those are really pretty, really flowy for dancing, and the color is very cute

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