Dance shorts – exploring ideas

12 May

I love the ubiquitous double-georgette or chiffon wrap skirt for ballet class. It’s flattering, helps emphasis your line, helping you learn better, and provides a modicum of modesty.

But, ‘fession time… they can be boring as hell, too.

I have so much fabric I’ve bought to make little dance wrap skirts. I’ve made many, some I never used, so I gave them away to students and dance friends at christmas one year. I still have more fabric, and … er, now what?

Some dancers wear little shorty-shorts. I want!

Here’s some ideas I’ve been tossing round.

I love the whole vintage lingerie thing. Tap pants look like they’d be perfect for ballet too. This one, an Etsy download and print, would be so easy…. But I’m not a great PDF user. I love the idea but the sticking it all together bit tends to not happen. But still… this pattern wouldn’t be a big task, right?image 0

 

I have a pattern similar to this. It’s a bit short but I could add some lace, like this.

 

 

Slightly different again, but no less pretty! Another oh so easy to download but not so much to stick together PDF from Etsy… *dreams*image 0

 

On a more modern note, how cute are these?

YGYEEG Hot Sale 2018 New Arrive Women Sexy Hot Shorts Summer Ladies Casual Lace Shorts Low Waist Short White Solid Lace Shorts-geekbuyig

And these are just so me! except too short for my sense of modesty usually but over leotard and tights theyd be fun and probably quite flattering and … more cuteness.

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Last but not least, these are actually sold for tango, but a shorter version for ballet would be terribly cute.

Silk and chiffon short pants by bugazDesign on Etsy

Well, since I have so many fabrics, both knit and woven, I’m sure I can manage to make all of these and then some. Ok I know I’ll get bored halfway through and move on, but hey, before the boredom sets in I’ll have some great, funky dance shorts!

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4 Responses to “Dance shorts – exploring ideas”

  1. Katherine May 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

    There are some fun ideas there! Have fun on your dance shorts journey.

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    • Tropical Threads May 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

      Thanks! I have already done some circle-shorts and not very excited by the result. I’m gonna try a half-circle shorts next. I got to take a look at some rtw dance shorts and they were half-circle.

      The fun continues!

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  2. Summer Flies May 13, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

    Not much to tape together for those patterns… bearable for some cute shorts though. I’m with you ..time taken to tape .. I can’t bother with PDF.

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    • Tropical Threads May 19, 2019 at 7:21 pm #

      Yeah that’s what I’m thinking. Only half an hour, not a few hours.

      My greatest challenge to my creative energy is I’ve run out of printer paper… 😀

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