Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Golly Molly Where Have I Been??? lots of pictures.

I went MIA for a bit or rather MISA (missing in sewing action).  After Cinco de Mayo I went right into fiesta sewing.  I sew for my daughters Folklorico group "Ballet Folklorico de Topeka". 

I will post later pictures of the girls in the Cinco de Mayo skirts.  Sew or So, now I am focused on Fiesta which runs one week in July.  Here a picture of my sewing book

I work with self drawn patterns and adapted pattern pieces to make the costumes.  Above is a drawing and plan for blouses I am making.  Here is a picture of a costume, the skirt and slip are done but the blouse is not quite finished. 

The blouse still needs the neck and front ruffle.  The green is is the skirt, I raised the skirt to show the attached slip with cordinating ribbon. 

The color combos are Green wtih orange ribbon, Fushcia with Royal Blue ribbon, Royal Blue with Fushcia ribbon and Red with Purple ribbon. 

Here's some shots of my work in progress pile.

That is my heel at the top of the picture.  I was in the process of gathering the bottom round into the top round of the skirt.   And then it became this. . .
Another color combo in progress.

This last shot is of ribbon going onto a slip. 

Here is a picture showing many of the costumes I have made for my girls. 

Yes, here is my first Charro suit. 

I finished my younger daughter's Jalisco and it came out really pretty!

Book notes and material swatch. 

I just realized I don't have a picture of the top!! and the pictues I have are of th skirt and not that great.  I promise I will post the entire costume later. 

And where is all this created? Well, I took over my daughter's walk in closet, take a look. . . .

See my camera box, I am trying to keep it on hand to photo diary and for blog pictures. 

Ribbon oh ribbon, there are over 20 yards of four different colors on my daughters Jalisco.

I really like the way my serger theard looks, makes me look so organized!

More ribbon. . .

My lovely and joyful 13 year old daughter, who gave up her closet so I could have sewing room, took the week, yes the entire week after school let out for summer break to clean her room. 

Getting there!  I am proud to annouce that her room is spotless at this time.  It has been spotless since she cleaned it. 

What's next after Fiesta?  Halloween and they have already picked out the costumes! 

I promise to post more later!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I've been all over the web looking for 2 folklorico dresses for my twins Christmas recital. How much do u charge for dresses ? Can I rent one of your old ones?