the musical was a delight! so fun to have lexi and tashi in the same role. on each of their "on-nights" as dorothy the other was having an "off-night" in the ensemble. they were actually on stage, singing and dancing more on their "off-nights", and it was so fun to watch them in each of their many roles.
i made these two dorothy dresses:
from these patterns, originally published in the 1920s:
it was a fascinating learning experience to sew with these 20s patterns - they assumed so much general sewing knowledge. for example: "you can finish the neckline with a facing, or with a bias binding, or any other method you choose." but no patterns or further instructions were given for the facings or bias bindings.
i also unexpectedly organized the relief society women from church to sew the 19 purple dresses for the "stenogs" in the office scenes.
2 days of sewing for 10 hours each, plus a little more, with friends was surprisingly fun!
a few more of my favorite photos:
lexi as a stenog