Pink Tutu


This is a photo of me Circa 1967 in a Pink Ballet Tutu, I was about 12 years old and we were living in Stilfontein, Transvaal, South–Africa at the time. The photo was probably taken by my Dad and my mother made my Pink Tutu.

Clapperboard 2

The Movie Clapper Board Generator

pose 1 (pz)

v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es


1. To assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait.
2. To affect a particular mental attitude.
3. To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is.

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It was quite an accomplishment with the Singer sewing machine she had at the time. I was taking Cecchetti Ballet with Roslyn Subel en Monica ‘O Brian at the time.


I think dad used a Canon camera at the time. There were more photos taken on this day.


Another photo of me in a ballet tutu, which was taken the same day. The sculpture was made by my mother an artist, from river clay and spray painted. Unfortunately I can’t remember much about this day, I definitely don’t remember winking. I remember the house we lived in, the blue and white lounge suite, our curtains , my mom sewing the tutu, my ballet teachers, ballet classes and my mom at this time. Scanned from negative, I don’t have the original photo. Because the negative was too large for my scanner, I scanned it in two parts and merged the two with Adobe Photoshop Photomerge

Mom and I

A photo of my Mom and I taken on the same day. My mother made my Pink Tutu and her Mustard colored Crimpeline dress.
I don’t remember much about this day, but my mother looks so young at about 30 and the grey streak in her hair was natural.


This photo of me was probably taken the same day as the top photos.


This photo was taken at the same time as the above photos, there was a lamp at the back which was covered with a towel. I have repaired the photo in Adobe Photoshop


I am working on a scrapbook layout called “The Pose”, these are some of the photos and negatives that I scanned, with their captions and some journaling. I have the addresses where the photos were taken and more information, but I have not included them in the post.
Do you have some posed photos?
I would live to hear from you.


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The Pose part one

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The Pose Part 2

Handmade Clothes


How to Make a Ballet Tutu

More of my Scrapbooking

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Dem Bones

The Pose Scrap-booked




  1. It must be amazing to have all these photos of yourself! The Singer machine is certainly familiar…I used one like that one a few years ago. A friend hauled it out of his mother’s attic and he wanted to see if it still worked. Parts were missing, but how I wished I could have had it humming for him!


    • I am very fortunate to have many more. 😉

      It was amazing what mom could do with it.
      In Home Economics at school we had to sew on these machines, unfortunately one spent hours just to reset the tension that the class before us messed up.

      Dad gave me an old one, but when we immigrated I gave it back to him, as it was so heavy and an ornament really. ;-(

      I love the sewing treadmills as well.


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