Recital Wrap.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, Big Sister danced in a big recital.  She tap-danced to Jamaican Farewell ("I'm sad to say, I'm on my way, won't be back for many a day...").  Although most of the other classes had matching costumes, Big Sister's class wore brightly-colored bathing suits and wraps around the hips.  Turns out that bathing suit wraps aren't the easiest thing to find for little girls, so I made one.

I cut a piece of knit fabric into a long rectangle with longer-waist ties at the top of each side.  That worked okay for a dress rehearsal, but the 100% cotton knit didn't have enough recovery and quickly stretched out of shape.  So I added some elastic thread at the waist and, voila, a recital wrap:

This dance studio is very strict about photos, so I don't have a single shot of her in costume on recital day, except where covered.

But look how proud my big girl is.  What a superstar!

Of course, we can't leave out Big Sister's Biggest Fan, who loves cheering her on:

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! I look forward to my girl's dance recitals (dance didn't stick with Big Brother). Side note: it is amazing how much I looks like her daddy and H looks like you!!!