Kitri has a lovely costume in Act One of Don Quixote. This is a fully stretch version for a young dancer. It is modelled on the Bolshoi costume. This costume has a 4 tiered knee length skirt and bodice with a laced corset.
I built the skirt onto a full circle of nylon lycra. The 4 tiers were made of gathered stretch mesh and trimmed with black and gold braid.
I used a rotary cutter for the corset ribbons and zigagged them on. Since this effort I have decided to use looped tape to get a nice even placement of ribbons. I’ll post that method soon when I document my Swanhilda and Flower variation romantic tutus.
The leotard has red pants to match the skirt. I placed the trim around to see how it would look. And then time for BLING!
and voila. I added a few little ribbon roses as well.
and the finished costume.
Postcript: I do love it when I receive photos of my costumes in action. This is a fabulous photo showing how well the stretch mesh flies on stage