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Fixed Pointes

You know how you put on pointes by wrapping the ribbons around the ankle and tying a square knot, not in back or in front but at the inner side-back-ish area, right between the Achilles’ tendon and the ankle, so … Continue reading

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Stick a fork in it

It’s done. That only took me, what, twelve days? FFS. Anyway! Did something different this time: pulled the elastic drawstring tighter at the inner side of the foot only, and stitched through in two places to anchor it, then loosened … Continue reading

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Time for old shoes to take a long walk off a short pier.

Smirnoff told me before class the other day that It Is Time to get new ballet slippers. He was all, ‘Girl please! Don’t be tryin to wear them things up in here no more!’ Heh. Except he didn’t say it … Continue reading

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Elastic. You have sew got this.

Recently the Adult Beginner was asked, “any tips on sewing the elastic to soft ballet slippers?” Now, Gentle Reader, the Adult Beginner has never actually had to perform this particular stunt, having been lucky enough to stumble into a pair … Continue reading

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Sewing the ribbons

I sewed ribbons on my pointe shoes today. Can I repeat that? Me. I sewed ribbons. Ribbons! On my pointe shoes. That I own! And are mine! I sewed ribbons on my pointe shoes today, WTF?! I mean, ballerinas do … Continue reading

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