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: