in time for the high school's production of Bah! Humbug!
i love the cartridge pleated skirts from this era! I have always idealized civil war era dresses as the epitome of beauty, but the more i study 1800s dressmaking, the more i realize that the 1840s (Dickens, Nauvoo) was really the loveliest. civil war era was extreme fashion. 1840s was feminine and flattering.
i learned a lot making from making this dress (sleeves need to be tighter, etc, and i would love to make another.
lex ready to go on-stage:
she sang a beautiful solo as scrooge's dying sister - her best performance ever.
tashi was wonderful too. they each had multiple roles - a necessity in our little school. this performance was a fund-raiser for the spring musical - thoroughly modern millie!
(lex and tash in center)
i helped with hair and enjoyed being backstage before the performance.