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Date: 6/22/14 9:29 AM

I think we can all agree that the costumes are amazing. I'd love to get a closer look.

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Date: 6/22/14 10:06 AM

That is amazing work. Thanks for the peek. I agree, I would love to get a closer look. I want to sit with those women and learn their embroidery techniques. Another career I would love.

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Date: 6/22/14 10:15 AM

All that work! I wouldn't have done all of that for less than 10,000 euros. Love the sewing machines they used.

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Date: 6/22/14 11:01 AM

Wow -- those are amazing costumes. Thanks for the link.

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Date: 6/22/14 11:18 AM

So glad to see that some of the embroidery is done by machine! If it was all done by hand, those dedicated ladies would not be making much money

I also liked seeing the pliers being used. With many thick layers, I have done the same thing.

The picture of cutting with gigantic shears looks like he is cutting power mesh, which would make a very good base for this type of garment.

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Date: 6/22/14 11:21 AM

Gorgeous painstaking work.
I read something by Ernest Hemingway, when he was playing at being a toreador, he came back from the arena feeling proud of himself for surviving the bout. One of his team mates said he had embarrassed the .
When he asked how, they pointed to his crotch and said he was supposed to pad it with tissues so his package looked bigger! His description was hilarious. And I think of this when I see male ballet dancers...

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Date: 6/22/14 1:16 PM

That's funny about padding out the crotch area! There is indeed quite a bit of humor about what materials male ballet dancers choose for their personal 'enhancement.'

Maybe we should be grateful, though: Think about the codpieces worn by the gentlemen of Henry the Eighth's time!

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Date: 6/22/14 9:26 PM

It looks like they are using an old Singer 15 (and one old enough it does not even have the stitch length lever on it at all) with just no pressure foot on it, also no darning foot and just their fingers, for most of that cording and and embroidery work, that is not being done by hand.

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Date: 6/23/14 10:14 AM

Fascinating! Notice how small the sewing spaces are, and to do such amazing work.

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Date: 6/23/14 10:24 AM

They are called "Suit of Light" for a reason, no?

Oh that embroidery....

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