Before and after shots of the great clean up! Eeek! A marathon pressing, prepping and cutting session later, and I have 7 tops cut out ready to sew, mostly for my SWAP collection. The Avid Seamstress ‘Drop Sleeve Top’ in ivory cotton [with maybe some linen, I can’t recall] twill, very soft, very drapey, reminiscent … Continue reading You’re the Tops! : SWAP 2020
Argh Ew and Argh again. I finally tackled the deep clean/sort of my sewing pit and it’s taken a huge amount of energy and time. I even wet-wiped the whole floor to get all the teensy bits of fluff and thread up that the vacuum cleaner seems to have trouble with. I sorted all the … Continue reading Clean Sweep…Preparing for SWAP 2020
So, I did my year’s review, went through all the blog posts of 2019…and finally remembered that it’s SWAP time. Sheesh. Here are this year’s rules: Your Perfect Vision – SWAP 2020 11 pieces, in two groups: 9 or 10 that may coordinate (be worn together) to form outfits 1 or 2 that MUST coordinate (be able to be … Continue reading A-Lister: SWAP 2020
Well, I’m going for it! LGBTQ+-friendly theatre group ‘Pride & Joy’, production of Treasure Island, for this November. The usual practically-zero budget, but a small cast, with most only needing one costume. Piratical silliness, and a DAME! A DAME FOLKS I’M SO HAPPY! Oh, and a lobster. And a parrot. If you’re planning to come … Continue reading Arrr-t for Arrr-t’s sake: Panto #1
…and crows and owls and mice and and and…. So many last minute and ‘small’ roles had to be sorted, some I’ve mentioned along the way. The crows were made using the fab PDF download I bought from Wintercroft Designs The three masks took me about four hours to assemble, as they are quite detailed. … Continue reading Oz Coz #9- And your little dog too!…
I left the scarecrows until almost the last stage, as after all, I only needed old clothes, some patches, and ‘straw’. I’ve already mentioned how I decided to make the wigs from craft foam ‘caps’ and lengths of raffia sewn onto strips of cloth, then glued to the foam. The boy one, complete with ‘manga’ … Continue reading Oz Coz #8- grasping at straws!
Time for the lion suit! Although the two kids laying the lion have a height difference of about 6″, I decided to go with a shared costume, which surprisingly worked, as the girl had longer legs, the boy had longer torso, it averaged out fine! I found some nice lion-coloured fleece on eBay for a … Continue reading Oz Coz #6 :In the Roar…
…well sort of. I keep telling myself my list is down to one page, crossing several things off, then thinking of more ‘small’ jobs to do to improve things. Sigh. I was doing very well last week, using up all my gain time at work making or sorting or laundering things. The rail is filling … Continue reading Oz Coz #4.7 The end is nigh…
Today my eBay head-block/wig-stand arrived [something I’ve always wanted] so I got cracking on making raffia wigs for [of course] two scarecrows. A little newspaper to adjust the circumference to size, then hot glue and craft foam and… Plus [why not] two mouse masks in felt. Continue reading Oz Coz #4.6:Still truckin’
It’s half term, I’m still hard at work on the Oz costumes, but nothing more is fully completed, and I obviously can’t get pics of things modelled until I’m back in work next week. Meanwhile, in case you thought I was idling, here’s a few peeks at what’s going on right now. Busy busy! Back … Continue reading Oz Coz #4.5 : Interim report!