We had our performance weekend for Anne of Green Gables: The Musical a couple of weekends ago, and I'm still sort of catching up on things. In fact, I should be folding a load of laundry right now. I'll just make this a quick one.
Helping to direct this year's musical was very...educational. I learned a lot of things that I didn't really have time for. = )
One thing I learned is that I still know how to sew!
1. Pick out pattern.
2. Pick out fabrics, thread, & notions.
3. Figure out which pieces you need for your "view" of the dress.
4. Cut out those pieces.
5. *Iron* those pieces.
6. Pin the pattern pieces to fabric *the correct way*.
7. Look at the directions about 17 times to accomplish step 6.
8. Transfer dart and reinforcement lines from pattern to fabric.
9. Check directions 26 *more* times.
10. Step back and admire the pieces so far.
(yoke, bodice, skirt)
Steps 11 through 87 are not pictured here, but a few of them are, "Call your mom to ask for help." Each of the even-numbered steps is, "Check directions again."
88. Thank the good Lord that it fits!
Lydia had a line in the musical about having to wear copper-toed boots even though she was a fairy-like "Spirit of Canada" for the Avonlea School's history pageant. I took Emma's costume boots from last year (which fit Lydia this year even though she's seven years younger) and added our own "copper" to them.
I added two coats of copper paint and topped it off with some clear nail polish.
"Gertie Pye" & "Rupert Blair"