I have been wondering what happened to all of my pins for a couple of months – turns out, they were with this dress – whoops! [From past experience I can tell you that it is a very bad habit to leave pins in fabric because after time they may rust - the same goes for brooches, so make sure to remove them from garments before storing.]
I spent the day with mom at the De Young Museum, enjoying the Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance exhibit looking at pretty silk tulle and images of dancers.
I cannot imagine there are more than a handful of dance companies in existence, if any, that use silk tulle and silk velvet these days. What is even more amazing is that I spotted very few tears or repairs on the costumes.
Oh, to be a ballerina and get to flounce around in a tutu! Although the broken toes and bunions and pain cannot be fun - I will just admire the incredible athletes from afar! I suppose those girls deserve some beautiful costumes to wear considering all of the sweat and tears that go into a single performance.