Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tunic or Not Tunic...

Today was the day. The tunics were due. At least the dawn's early light was welcoming.

 I had three sleeves left to set. I couldn't finish them last night. I was too tired. Plus, LB was at a party. BSD was at work. Leaving the Big Ballerina and I free for a dinner date. Just the two of us. This never happens. Three guesses where we went. And the first two don't count.

Did I get them done?

It's ok, BB. You can come out.

Phew! The Big Ballerina doesn't need to arabesque au naturel. And I'm happy to report...
 neither do the others.

I'm not going to lie, though. I had to call for backup. I was lost on those collars. Luckily, a friend came over Friday morning and squared me away. 

The best part of today was crossing the threshold into the costume room.  Oh boy, was it thrilling to be in there among the racks of tutus and tulle. It was intoxicating. 

So intoxicating, that I now have THREE MORE TUNICS TO SEW!

But, you know what? Next time I'm bringing my camera in with me...

Oh, and the sleeves and hem are unfinished. They wanted them left that way to tailor them to the girls. I didn't go all fancy with the pinking shears. ;)

23 comments:

Jess said...

way to go!!!! yes!!! don't forget your camera!!! they came out amazing...you are now a pro!!

Kerri said...

Wow Kim...great job on the tunics! They look fantastic! And you said you weren't sure if you were up for it!

Kerri said...

Wow Kim...great job on the tunics! They look fantastic! And you said you weren't sure if you were up for it!

Kristin said...

Whew, I'm breathing a sigh of relief for you...and BB. Thank goodness for determination and good friends. And it looks like it was a job well done. My hats off to you!

Amanda said...

Great shots, and I'm so happy for you that you got that job done! Thanks for stopping by my blog again. To answer your questions, my son is 6 and reads at a normal level for his age, but he sounds out words so well that he always tries with whatever we are reading. He loves this book series and when I am too busy to read, he tries it himself.

I'm knitting ballet sweaters and leg warmers! :)

sloan said...

so so relieved for you!! and not only are they finished, but they look fabulous!! what i'm intoxicated by are your MAD sewing skillz girl!!

Melissa said...

Great job on the tunics and the shots! Looking forward to the skinny on the costume room!

mandy said...

These are awesome! And the photos are beautiful!

Nicolle said...

They look great. You are doing a fantastic job. I really wish I could sew. I'm scared to even attempt it. Way to go! :)

Amy said...

They look great! I wish I could sew. My grandma tried to teach me and my sister when we were much, much younger but it just didn't work. Poor Grandma, she tried.

Kristi said...

Wow! Amazing job, I am so impressed! Please bring your camera next time! Loved that first picture too! Well, all the pictures really!

Amy said...

THe first thing I thought when I saw the pictures of the tunic was, "those colars look hard." I think I would have called in backup, too!

I love the beauty shot of the iron.

Amy said...

by the way...I mean collars. :0)

Traci said...

Wow! Good job, they look GREAT!!

Melissa said...

you did it!!!
&
i looove these photos!

happy valentines day & happy sewing kim...

melissa xx

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

i have been pulling for you! so glad you finished them and called in help when you needed it! way to go! so happy for you. they look wonderful! hugs, cathy

Karina said...

Yay - they look fantastic. That is no beginner sewing project either, by the way. Anything else you attempt from here will be easy peasy. Congrast - and Happy Heart Day.

Jennifer Thompson said...

They look great, way to go! *patting you on the back*
The Pictures look awsome!

gabe said...

the real question is are you still sane? Of course you volunteered to do more so, maybe you are insane:)

Glad to hear you got some one on one time with BB. . .I would have totally ditched sewing too!

Dani said...

Awesome job, girl. I'm very impressed.

Your pictures are great, as usual.

Now go have a drink.

Pam said...

Wicked impressed! And waiting to hear what you got for Valentines Day...did you cave and buy the jeep?

Jen said...

I am totally impressed! Great job!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

fantastic job! i could never, ever sew them. helpless when it comes to the sewing machine!