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Preparatory Choir Wardrobe Information
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Following is a list of wardrobe items required of each Preparatory Choir girl. This basic list is required of each girl throughout her career in the Texas Girls' Choir and must be kept ready at all times for Dress Check or performances. Be sure you read the General Wardrobe Information Sheet to be aware of appearance standards and wardrobe procedures.
ALL HEMLINES SHOULD BE TURNED UNDER NO MORE THAN 2 INCHES FOR A SMOOTH, EVEN, NICE HEM. HEM SHOULD BE TO THE TOP OF THE KNEE CAP.
NAVY SKIRT - polyester knit. Buy fabric from the Wardrobe Room. Pattern is loaned. Sew name label in at the waist. Hem must not be over 2" when turned under. Skirt must be to the top of the knee cap in length.
EMBLEM BLOUSE - come ready made and is available in the Wardrobe Room. The "Official" Emblem blouse is the knit slip over type. Older emblem shirts are acceptable only for rehearsals and informal occasions and will not pass Dress Check. Sew name label in at nape of neck.
NAVY SHORTS - must be of official choir fabric and jamaica length. For the length - measure 5" at crotch of 1/2 distance from crotch to knee, whichever looks best. Fabric may be purchased in Wardrobe Room. Sew name label at center back waist band. Short patterns are available in the Wardrobe Room - but you can use your own....REGULATIONS - must be a plain short. No pockets, no zippers, no front seams, and must have elastic waist.
BLUE JEANS - plain, zipper fly front, (no low cuts), should have boot cut legs. Zipper must be at least 5" long, no buttons or laces. Suggest: Wranglers, lees, Levis, and/or Rustlers. Sew label at center back waist band. LENGTH - Navy Blue Tennis shoes must be worn with jeans for dress check. The bottom of the jean hem is to come to the top of the white of the back of the navy shoes. (Where the white sole and navy fabric of the shoe meet at back - when standing still.) *For Preparatory Choir only the regulations for blue jeans will be relaxed - any plain - dark blue jeans with no added accessories that are in the correct length will be accepted.
WHITE GLOVES - Plain, wrist length, no buttons or decorative stitching. (Please note that spare gloves are required in purse contents listed below). Put name on both gloves on inside of hem at back of hand. You may use sewn-in labels or write directly on gloves, but be careful it does not bleed through. Can be purchased in the Texas Girls' Choir Wardrobe Room.
WHITE TIGHTS - without seams, plan, no trim, not sheer. Sew or write name in at center back seam at waistline. Can be purchased in the Texas Girls' Choir Wardrobe Room.
WHITE KNEE SOCKS - plain, smooth. Name may be written on sock on foot where it will not show or label may be sewn to toe of sock. Must be fold down type and sock must come to bottom of knee cap when folded over. Can be purchased in the Texas Girls' Choir Wardrobe Room.
BLACK or NAVY SHOULDER PURSE - Plain purse with a shoulder strap and zipper closing inside. Must be solid black or navy only. CONTENTS - Extra pair gloves in a baggie, brush or comb, emergency quarter, folding drinking cup (available at Girl Scout Equipment agencies, drug stores, Army Navy Store), small package tissue, identification card (with name, address, phone number, choir level and emergency name and number), hand mirror, and small emergency sewing kid (including red, white, and navy thread). Name must be affixed to EACH item, including the inside of the purse itself. For tours - purse must be large and sturdy and have strong shoulder straps.
NAVY TENNIS SHOES - with four rows of eyelets, not boar or deck shoes. Narrow sole, no color stripe around edge of sole. Have name written in both shoes.
A TEXAS GIRLS' CHOIR SHIRT AND ANY BOTTOMS - (shorts, pants, skirts, etc.) are to be worn to every Saturday rehearsal and to Dress Rehearsals for Major concerts.
Texas Girls' Choir Seamstress: Judy Johnson 817-688-6718