My middle two daughters have discovered dance and as a follow on, I have discovered sewing dance wear.
I don't have much time outside of work and kids to get any pattern designing done, I have started some test knits, but haven't had the followthrough to get most of them completed and pattern released.
Funnily enough, the one I have released was a ballet wrap!
I am diving into tutu making now. And other dance costuming. It's a journey I will be sharing as I grow and learn.
Here is a jazz skirt I made, modelled by Miss 8.
This was created for a friend whose daughter outgrew her current skirt for her jazz solo. I looked at the skirt and tried to replicate the general feel of it, drafted the pattern and did this skirt as a mock up for style and sizing.
She loved it, so I made the real one for her.
It's got a little pair of pants sewn underneath.
I was really happy with the results. I cannot wait to see it in action, she's a talented little dancer, looks great up on stage, and was the highest placed soloist in the studio at the last eisteddfod from memory.