Secret Garden Character Solo costume

This is a costume we made for a customer recently, for a character ballet solo based on the Secret Garden. We make lots of character and song and dance solo costumes, here is a link to the page where you can see other examples.  We liaised with our customer and came up with an old fashioned style dress in pure white with a blue sash.  This dress had lots of nice detailing, pin tucks, tiny button, lace trim, frill and a blue chiffon sash. We used lots of fabric to make this full skirt which was circular and gathered at the waist so it would move nicely whilst dancing and accommodate the frilled petticoat underneath.   Here is the sketch we made before we started work to make sure our customer knew exactly how it would look. Here is the feedback from our customer:

“Hi Helen, we received [the] costume this morning and it is absolutely stunning, [my daughter] just got back from a dress rehearsal and absolutely loves it. Thank you so much, Thanks J”

And the dance teacher :

“Hi Helen, another beautiful costume! Thank you so much for fitting us in at short notice. All your costumes are lovely I’m sure I will be in touch again..with a bit more notice! Kind regards M “

secret garden character solo design

sketch secret garden character solo design edwardian style day dress















And here are some pictures of the finished costume:


Secret Garden character ballet solo costume -custom made

Secret Garden character ballet solo costume -custom made