sewing stars on a bra

April 22, 2010

Today I took off from work so I could table for Farm Sanctuary at an Earth Day event. In addition to the tabling for Earth Day, I participated in Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.  Oh yeah, and I sewed some stars on a bra.

So let me explain that last one some more.

Now that I realize I am making some good progress towards becoming an actual performer, I realized it might be time to start working on costumes.  Since I don’t have a complete act planned, or my sewing machine set up, I thought this might be a good time to take the basics I have and start to jazz them up.  Taking some quilting string and needles I had, along with some star sequins, I began the wonderfully tedious task of sewing these shiny stars onto a plain black bra I had.  I only got on eight (four per side) before it was time for class, but it is already starting to look sharp.  I’ll take some pictures when there is a bit more done, hopefully by this weekend.

Did you catch that part where I said “before it was time for class?”  That’s right, with my day off, I had the time to stop in at the New York School of Burlesque for another class.  This one was titled “Flirting With Burlesque” and covered simple burlesque dance moves.  The class was taught by Jo Weldon (stage name Jo Boobs), who is actually the founder and headmistress of the school and pictured in the photo below.

Jo is a wonderful lady who has helped train so many people so I was glad to finally get to meet her and have a class with her.  If you would like to learn more about her, she runs a blog called Daily Burlesque where she answers all kinds of questions about burlesque, the scene, and herself.

It was pretty busy day in all, and since tomorrow will be a big day chock full of burlesque I should start getting ready for  bed and lay out my dress, heels, and flower clip for tomorrow night!

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