Well, someone beat me to

Well, someone beat me to the Peruvian in Mid Indigo Heather. Despite the fact that thanks to Susan, I was considering the Bendigo Aran, I think that perhaps I should take this as a sign that I don’t need to make the Must Have Cardi.
There was 50+ balls when I last looked!!
Anyway, the latest costume is done.


Trust me, although you can’t actually see them in this pic, there are 400+ rhinestones glued onto that costume. All around the neckline, all around the bottom of the bodice, and dotted all over the top layer of the skirt.

The headpiece. I hate headpieces! It always takes me forever to think of something I like. I’m pleased with this one though. It just seemed to take off when I started. I started with one row of beads, thought what if I do another? And another? Luckily, I then thought, “Okay, I’ll stop now”

And I made the choker. First time I’ve made jewellery, and it was fun 🙂 I made matching earrings too.
costume turning.jpg

It will go out in a full circle when she actually has room to turn. Which she does a lot in this dance. Unfortunately, to turn in our tiny house requires extensive furniture rearranging.
So, one costume down, one more to go. For now.
Pass me my knitting! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Well, someone beat me to

  1. OMG! That is a gorgeous dress! I can see why Em loves to dance…she gets to wear the most beautiful costumes! This one really reminds me of the old dance movies with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisee, etc. Is Em going to try ballroom dancing too? I’m trying to stay away from the Must Have too. It is so tempting…

  2. Your girl is so darling. I hope you swoop her up and cover her with kisses often. That’s what I do to my girls.
    And don’t give up on the Must Have. There are plenty of alternatives out there! Have you looked at http://www.knitpicks.com ? One gal is making it out of their Wool of the Andes. It’s inexpensive too.

  3. OMG – what a wonderful costume. It is absolutely beautiful, as is your daughter. You’re both blessed, you for such creativity and talent and she for having you as her mother to do this for her.

  4. Wow, that’s a gorgeous dress, and Em looks great!! Alot of effort put into that dress, even without the rhinestones! Both Em and the dress look gorgeous!

  5. Donna! You are so talented!!! That costume is delicious and Em looks so happy, good job!!!
    Working the sleeves on my Ribby….really liking it! 🙂 How’s the seaming coming along….?

  6. Gorgeous. I’m so jealous of Em…in my heart, I always wanted to be a dancer, but as a kid I had no talent for it. I ended up taking a semester of modern dance in college, and that was it.

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