Tag Archives: sewing

Interview with Miss Jones Dance

The other day The Adult Beginner received an email from this girl in Australia with an Etsy store, making leotards to support her ballet studies, hoping I would consider sharing her work with my readers. And I was like: Ok, … Continue reading

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Speaking of pink things,

Why do I have so much hem lace? Need to come up with a project involving hems. Maybe some kind of street-art project, something like yarn-bombing but more intrusive. All of this hem lace was pink before I turned the … Continue reading

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Can there be some kind of club for this please?

Overheard before pointe: “Did you sew your ribbons?” “No, she did them.” (pointing across room) “Oh how nice!” “Yes it was nice. I made her a beautiful dinner with Sauvignon Blanc and she sewed my shoes. It was very nice.”

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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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How to ruche your front

Here is a little tutorial on turning a boring and flat leotard into a pretty and way more dancer-like ruched front leotard. How come a ruched front looks totally dancer-like? I don’t know , I don’t make the rules. Ok … Continue reading

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Ballet skirt: a non-tutorial

Dude, Gentle Reader, check out my new ballet skirt: Here’s the story with this skirt: It came into my life in about 1997, in the form of one of those kinda shapeless, short-sleeved, shoulder-padded matronly early-90’s dresses, hanging there on … 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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