Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Hey, are you guys twins?"


My girls have been accused of being twins since they were 2 and 3 years old.  (It's pretty funny, really, because they actually don't even look like sisters.)  They were tickled pink when they were cast as the "Emerald Twins" for this show.  FINALLY they could say "Yep!  We ARE twins!"  lol

The skirts go from center front, to center back on opposite hips.  When they stand side by side, they make little mirror images.  :)
And they think they're pretty darn cute....

And just for giggles....this is what you get when the 'photographer' falls

Monday, April 25, 2011

Picture day survival, and a sneaky peak. ;-)

PHEW!  We made it through the whirlwind that is picture day with only minor scrapes and abrasions.  lol

One oops where a cast member got added late...she had a skirt, but no bodice.  We put her in another dancers costume so she could get her photo though, so not really a huge problem.
Two jackets (oz and munchkin mayor) that need gussets under the arms so they can raise their arms without the jackets riding up. (Tutorial, anyone?)  And everything else fits!  YAY!!!!

Now the finish work begins.  Hooks and eyes, straps, a few stray hems, but all in all my list is pretty short. 

Still waiting for the photos to come through, but here's a little "behind the scenes" sneak peak.

From left to right, the baby chick, lamb, toto (she's the tall one) and the billy goat.  :-D  This is one seriously cuddly bunch! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jackets and Bloomers, lather, rinse, repeat.

Busy busy week with photo day TOMORROW. (Eep!!)

The to-do list is rapidly shrinking, with many thanks to my tireless friend Deb.  (THANK YOU!!)

The munchins have bloomers, the guards have tunics, the lullaby ALMOST has tutus. zooom!!

Here are some cute goodies for you to see. 

The Great and Powerful Oz Jacket:

There are six BIG silver buttons that go down that center placket....3 on each side.  :)  I need to see her in it before I can place them, though. 
Here's the back:
It's hard to see in the photo, but the white fabric is actually silk suiting with silver threads running through it.  It's BEAUTIFUL fabric that I got a majorly good deal on.  On which I appliqued Lycra...and ric rac.  I have a strange job.  lol

And here is the Munchkin Mayor!

There are also six BIG buttons waiting to go down the center front of this jacket.  They're green, dk blue and lt blue, three on each side.  :)  I think that little repetitions of details like that really help a show feel cohesive.

Here's the back:
 The tails split down the back up to the high waist. The bloomers are VERY high waisted and held up with elastic suspenders under the jacket.  That should keep us from having any problems with jacket/pants gaposis.  (The technical term for tummy hang-outage.)

And just for a "What on earth was I thinking" moment....THIS was the original fabric I had for this costume:

Yeah....I don't know either.  o.O  It doesn't go with the rest of the munchkin scene at ALL.  Deb and I made a fast dash to the fabric store, found the blue/green plaid, and it all instantly fell into place.  SO much happier with the new fabric. 

Picture day is tomorrow.  (Did I mention that?  I'm kind of obsessing.)  That means I SHOULD have some new things to show you.  If I don't, I'm in trouble. lol

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Old Macdonald Had a Farm.....


The little Lamb. 

The Chicky
This picture just does NOT do it justice.  The entire thing is ruffled, and the little one wearing it is 5 years old and ITTTTTY bitty.  :)  Too fun.

One more farm animal left (the billy goat) and then Kansas is done!  :D

Sunday, April 17, 2011

If the Rockettes lived in Oz....

This is totally what they would wear....hehehehe

These are for the Emeral Trio...three tiny citizens of the Emerald City.  (2nd graders)

Now need to get going on the Emerald Twins (my girls! ^_^ ), the tour guide, gatekeeper, queen of OZ and OZ himherself.  6 days.  AAAAAHHHHH  lol

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"I wear my suuuunglasses at night..."

"So I can, so I caaaAAAnnn see..."

Because these tornado costumes are going to make me blind in short


"Buuuurrn baby, Burn!"

It's a disco inferno in my sewing space.  lol

Monday, April 11, 2011

Finally over the rainbow!!

Yikes, it's been a while since I posted!  Sorry, Folks. 

But first there was this:
Spring Break at the Beach!  
 And then there was this:
Baylie at her dance competition with honorary little sister, Alyssa.

 And THEN there was this one:
One of our beautiful juniors needed a solo dress.   
And FINALLY I got back to OZ and finished up the rainbows!  Yay!

My girls in the blue and green. ;-)

And today produced a tidy pile of  bodice pieces, all flat lined and ready for assembly (and a little thread trimming. lol)

Tornados on the bottom, big poppies in red, and little poppies on top in black velveteen.  Check back for more complete pictures of those in the next couple of days.

Count Down to photo day: 12 days.  (!!)