Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Built For Tutus

So we had all congregated in the lobby after class one night, and as is our norm some of the students were talking to our instructor. It's coming up on recital time, she reminded us, and we should start thinking about signing up! Well, said one of my classmates, I'll do it if I get to wear a tutu. And our instructor said, heck yes! If you want to wear a tutu you can TOTALLY wear a tutu. Rheumatic Princess, she says gesturing to me as I stumble in to my pants, would look GREAT in a tutu!
Hmm. I wonder what part of me has the look of "tutu" about it. She can't claim to not see that my proportions are all backwards. After all, she sees me in tighter clothing than anyone else EVER. Truly, I am pretty sure that I could get a tutu bodice to fit me with no problems. Because, thank god, dancers rarely have much by way of boobs and I am certainly as ethereal and waif-like on top as I am brick house-like on bottom.
Well, regardless of whether it would look good on me or not I intend to own a couple of tutus eventually. I figure as soon as I hit pointe I am buying a congratulatory rehearsal tutu, and then when I move in to a house with a separate sewing room I am buying the fabrics and beetle wings for my lifetime tutu. Because why the hell not.

5 comments:

  1. hahahahaha this was my EXACT comment about the wizard of oz! i will be in it if i can wear a tutu :) and guess who is snow! tutu just needs to be done by june and my pretty new demi pointe shoes will be lovely!

    go forth and get your tutu on!

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    1. we all need to see this tutu, I am pretty sure :D

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  2. oh i will link it to you when it is done :) but for now here is progress: http://instagram.com/p/WvbzCOAmV-/ and http://instagram.com/p/WvcZMdAmWa/ for some of the other girls :) im doing the costumes for dorothy, glinda, the witch, scarecrow, lion, tinman, lullaby league, lollypop guild, snow, and potentially poppies lord help me! 12 weeks to finish...

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    1. You, my friend, are a brave brave woman. Rock on.
      I make costumes for a living during theater season and I have NIGHTMARES about needing to make an entire cast worth of costumes in an hour or something. Terrifying.

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  3. http://instagram.com/p/WviTknAmdj/ and an individual hand pleated layer looks like space mountain :)

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