Still here, honest!

Totally immersed in Oz coz, and making excellent progress.  It’s not just munchkins folks!  There’s more than 20 kids involved, as the show ia largely double-cast, and the dancers/extras are all playing multiple parts, some needing four or five costume changes. Very few roles have been cast so that costumes can be shared, even with … Continue reading Still here, honest!

Oz Coz #1: Munchables

As if I didn’t already have enough to do, I’ve offered to make costumes for the school’s production of Wizard of Oz. Why not eh? Of course, near-zero budget, no time, lots and lots of cast members [28 or so, most needing more than one costume.] BRILLIANT! I started with Toto of course, who wouldn’t? … Continue reading Oz Coz #1: Munchables

Dogged Determination

aka Dogging aka Doin’ it Doggy Style …but I thought that I might suffer from inept googling lol Pedigrees Royal ‘Scribble’ pattern, from Lisa Pay.  Fabric, nose, eyes and other fixings from Mohair Bear Making Supplies.  Cost just under twenty squid BUT there’s enough fur for at least one more if I want to use … Continue reading Dogged Determination

Nights in White Satin

[Moody Blues- a  Brummie band, did you know?] Anyway, not white satin, but ivory silk satin, very fine, very slippery, very lovely.  The pattern is another Style Arc Victoria blouse, slightly shortened – this time at the cutting out stage! The fabric is very fine, so the whole thing, bar the sleeves, is cut double … Continue reading Nights in White Satin

In the pink!

SWAP #9? Maybe #10? Is it?  Another New Look 6735 t-shirt in pink/blue stripe premium cotton/lycra from Frumble fabrics. Pink!  Me!  Who’da thunk?  Well the inspiration colour palette does contain some pinky shades, [see above] I was itching to buy some more of this premium jersey, the other colours ways were pretty meh, and hey, … Continue reading In the pink!

A Bit Too Fur

You know how I mentioned that I volunteered to make costumes for the school production of ‘Wizard of Oz’?  Well I heard a suggestion that they were planning a papier mache version of Toto.  My reaction?  HELL NO So, I did some googling.  The first thing I came up with was this free pattern from … Continue reading A Bit Too Fur