Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Skirts and Skits: 2007

Crazy day, but somehow we got through it! We managed to get everything done for the Variety Show and the Fashion Revue tonight: poster prop made, morning rehearsal attended, all costumes assembled and a rush shopping expedition to find a top and shoes to match Becca's skirt.

Here, we have "Ryan Lakecrest" interviewing one of the contestants for the club skit, a spoof of last year's TV show, "America's Got Talent". Our club didn't win this year, for the first time in several years. They lost to a bunch of Medieval bunnies in a fairy tale skit called "Bunny and the Beast". We moms are being as objective as we can, but all we can figure is that the bunny club definitely had the "cute' factor. Our kids wrote and "produced" this year's play by themselves, and they really did a great job.

Next came the Fashion Revue, where the kids model the garments they made during the Sewing Workshop. This year, Becca worked on zippers, and she sewed her skirt almost completely by herself. Unfortunately, this guaranteed that she earned a red ribbon rather than a blue ribbon for her clothing construction score, since she was being compared against other students who had a lot of adult help. I had to explain to her that the whole point of this was learning to sew and the kids who had adults do it for them aren't much better off than they were when they started. But she really looks forward to the Fashion Revue, which she won in her category. She'll compete in two weeks in the area competition. The girls love the fact that they get to wear make-up this one night, but I'm still amazed at how much older she looks in this picture... my girl is growing up!

Becca and her friend Jaclyn thought it was funny that they both used the same fabric... fortunately, they were working on different projects, and Jacyln won in her category as well.

Afterward, the club went to Pizza Inn to celebrate, making it a very late school night... but sometimes you just gotta have fun!

1 comment:

MamaArcher said...

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