Saturday, November 7, 2009

Peacock Irish Dancing Solo Dress

My Dance teacher has passed her TCRG (Irish Dance teacher's diploma). I've known for month now, but I had Halloween to talk to you about. Anyways, now tat she has her own school (Young Academy of Irish Dancing), I have been asked to be a part of the School's dance troupe (that is, the group of dancers who perform at weddings, parties, and other such engagements the troupe gets hired for). Our first show is coming up very soon and I don't have a dress. Panic! I need to get rushing.

I have had to make up my mind about my next dress' design. I've decided to go for the Peacock Dress Design I showed you (here), but I've changed the colours.

Peacock Irish Dancing Solo Dress - Front

Peacock Irish Dancing Solo Dress - Back

The dress consists of a princess line bodice with contrasting yoke and quilted pattern, and a four tiered skirt: two quilted panels tiers, a puffball skirt and an Organza crinoline.

Fabrics from "The Stash" to be used in Peacock Irish Dancing Solo Dress

I had already decided to make the main dress in blue paned velvet (center) and the yoke, puffball skirt and some of the quilted pieces with Turquoise Liquid Lamé (left), but while looking for the blue velvet through "The Stash", I found enough leftover Purple and Teal Turkish Satin (right) to use for the cape and purple quilted pieces. Yeah! I love that Turkish Satin.

Tomorrow, I have to go shop for what I am still missing: Light Blue Glitterdot for some of the quilted design pieces, Royal blue Liquid Lamé (also for some of the quilted design pieces), Silver Glitterdot for the second tier of panels (and some of the quilted design pieces), Purple Organza for the crinoline, matching Purple Satin Lining for the bloomers and lots and lots of thick non-woven fusing.

And then I have to get started if I want to have my dress in time.

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