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Recital dress ideas?

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    Profile photo of mcholley1mcholley1 @mcholley1

    Because it is always fun to hear all of your ideas….

    My daughter wants a black and white recital dress…any fabric/pattern ideas to keep it interesting? We don’t have a dress code. Our “recitals” aren’t formal. Basically, our tiny music school takes over the baby grand at a local nursing home after dinner every few months and plays for the residents. The kids can wear anything, but I won’t turn down the chance to make a dress for girl now that she doesn’t wear them that often! Oh…and the piano is white if that makes a difference.

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    Ok my (one handed baby on lap) list of ideas. Fairy tale dress black with white belted bow and white collar. Fairy tale dess with white and black print (Lila Tueller springs to mind) or go spotty! I woll think of more and get back to you (when I have both hands back and can type with out error)

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    @mcholley1 I was thinking of you, after your comment on my blog about your daughter eschewing bright colours, as I’m due to start work soon on a zebra print Fairy Tale dress! Mine is for opening night of Carnival Of The Animals where children are invited to dress up as their fav animal (I vetoed fake fyr onesies!)
    A mad print like that on a Fairy Tale could be cool. Or maybe go Chanel with a monochrome school photo dress.

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    You could also go Fairy tale again but do the top white and the skirt black to depict a two piece. I love the animal print idea – once again the mind was read!

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    Profile photo of dubhels2003dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    OK, this is perhaps a smidge (actually a lot!) inappropriate for a recital, and possibly also for a child… but the idea of a black and white dress done a bit ‘differently’ caught my imagination. I have a completely daft desire for a frothy black tulle overlaid skirt (search pintrest, drool!). How about fairytale dress with a black tulle overlaid skirt, just a bit not so that it’s massive and a white embellished bodice drawing inspiration for this

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/483785184942175390/

    Might be a little adult in truth, so as an alternative I’d be happy to receive it 😉

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    Music Box jumper (the full version) in black handkerchief linen. Three narrow white cotton twill tape or cotton lace bands at bodice and hem.

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    Profile photo of chicmamainedhchicmamainedh @chicmamainedh

    How fun! Black and white is so sophisticated! I like the idea of a black and white color blocked school photo dress with the scallops on the top. I believe there was a blog post about it once. It was so cute.

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    The Playdate dress with black on the bottom and sleeves with a white bib yoke with tucks on either side of the center. A tuxedo dress! The pattern goes up only to size 8, though.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I really like the tulle overlay skirt. Although the idea of a black and white polka dot dress sounds pretty good too 🙂

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    I have had this this organza on Etsy in mind for a special occasion dress for a bit. I think it would make a lovely Pinwheel overdress or Apple-picking or Carousel with a pale lining.

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    I’ve made the Hide and Seek and the Library dress for recitals. You could do either in black and white. I’m also a huge fan of the poofy tulle skirt idea, but I have a violinist and she doesn’t have to negotiate with a piano bench at recitals.

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    I have two fairy tales, two bubbles, and a Scirocco (Figgy’s) done as recital dresses with white bodices and black skirts. Two are in cotton, two in silk, the Scirocco in linen. Silk looks fantastic, cotton is easiest to wear, linen wrinkles like crazy (obviously, right? it was for a very hot day and I thought she’d be cooler and more comfortable) and I wouldn’t do that again. I’ll post photos!

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    Profile photo of MaggieMaggie @Magonomics

    What about something like this?

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/495677502715896058/

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    Profile photo of chicmamainedhchicmamainedh @chicmamainedh

    @maggie that is beautiful!

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    Profile photo of mcholley1mcholley1 @mcholley1

    Oh…so many ideas! You ladies don’t disappoint…. It is so fun to dream of all the dresses I “could” make. The girl has decided on spots….black with white spots to be specific. She wants a “twirly skirt”….of course in this case I really want to make the Hide and Seek.

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