I also picked a different dance partner so I could challenge myself and learn to follow his lead as well. I picked a winner! Ankit is a wonderful man who is patient, devoted, and eager to perfect his dancing. I really enjoyed getting to know him and dancing with him. There was one night we practiced until nearly midnight after everyone else in class had gone home! Now that's dedication. Plus, we had several group practices and everyone there was eager to be and do their very best. I really enjoyed sharing time and dancing with everyone.
The way this class works is you practice 1 time a week for 4 weeks, then perform at the practica for the rest of the studio. To be unified, we all agree on colors to wear with our instructors. We ended up going with Bright Pink shirts for the ladies and Pale Pink button up's with black bow ties for the men. It was a very classy look!
I didn't have any pink shirts in my wardrobe. You're shocked, right? Pink is my signature color, just like Elle Woods. Well, I do have pink shirts, but they're T-shirts. So, off to my Bootstrap Patterns I went. I decided to make a shirt version of the red dress I made for the last performance.
I did choose to to go totally free and not add seam allowances. But if I were in a bigger hurry, I would have paid the 50 cents for those seam allowances. Think about it. If your hourly rate is say, $20, then $0.50 (or 50 Cents) works out to be 1.5 minutes. That's 90 seconds people. Can you draft seam allowances in 90 seconds? Can you even cut it out in 90 seconds? I'm good, but I'm not a machine. So, next time, remember that it's worth the half dollar investment to purchase those seam allowances.
Isn't that a lovely looking sleeve?
I also added a band of hot pink to act as a faux waist band. I like how that draws the eye to the waist then back out again.
The one thing I'm not fond of is how this fabric clings to every blessed curve. Really? My panty lines are that visible even with my kiss off compression leggings? These are the leggings I pachted at the bum. See, you can't even tell where the lips are. ;)