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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dancing queen

This November is a busy month for me.  It's my birthday month (woohoo!), my Highland dance school's annual performance, and a regional Irish dance competition.  Due to the dance performance, I've had to work on some costumes for our show. This year we're doing an Alice in Wonderland theme but of course, tweaking it to suit Highland dancing. How do we do that? Well the evil red queen is instead the Irish queen.  Guess who got that role?

Front of the jacket

I'll be wearing my Irish solo dress for most of the show, but we are doing an Irish vs. Scottish jig battle towards the end of the show, and I'll be wearing my Scottish jig dress.  In order to show that I'm the Irish queen, I whipped up an orange 'queenly' jacket.  I used Simplicity pattern 3685.  It was so easy to follow and a fast project to put together.

Back of the jacket

I'm pretty impressed with how it turned out.  I was able to test actually dancing in it at our recent dress rehearsal, and it fit perfect.  I'll post more pictures after the performance in a couple of weeks.  Now to keep practicing my steps!


  1. My daughter learned Scots highland dancing when she was young but the school closed down. I love it! Hope you have fun!

  2. That show sounds like a lot of fun. I think Youtube videos are in order! The jacket is great.


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