Crab and lobster headpieces from Wintercroft Downloaded, printed onto paper, glued to card, scored, cut out, and assembled with PVA. Time consuming, fiddly, amazing FUN. I find these so wonderful to make, I can’t wait to find an excuse for more… Allow PLENTY of time! These don’t have much in the way of instructions, apart … Continue reading Totally Shellfish: Panto #3
Truly Victorian TV163 ‘Imperial Tournure’ or lobstertail bustle, and pocket hoops aka paniers [one ‘n’ only] from the sewalong on ‘The Dreamstress’ blog I’ve made a couple of the lobster tails of course, and made some pocket hoops years ago, can’t quite remember why, but on that occasion I used the guidelines in ‘Corsets and … Continue reading Bustling About: Panto #2
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
Two white shirts for the missus. ‘I need crisp white shirts’ quoth she [ages ago], and I obliged. Eventually. Another tried and tested pattern, McCall’s 6436, with minimal changes- I pinned the vertical darts on her body to get the fit she likes. She likes a fairly snug fit, so we squabbled a bit about … Continue reading It’s All White Now!
Gorgeous butterfly and flower border print jersey [Frumble? Fabric Godmother? One of those] V1552 Sandra Betzina dress, this time with no sleeves and scoop neck. The dress went together very easily, just two pattern pieces, plus bindings for neck and armhole. However, the wiiiiiddddeee pattern pieces didn’t quite fit on my yardage, so I pieced … Continue reading Border Post
Frumble fabrics foil print cotton jersey, New Look 6735 tried and tested T shirt pattern. I missed out the CB seam this time, to make this a little looser and more casual [and not to mess with THE BEES!] Very fast and simple make, fun to wear. I’m buzzing! Well, I won’t drone on, talking … Continue reading Buzz Cut [and Sewn]
More Frumble fabric, this time science/maths chalkboard print on navy background [‘supernova navy’], and yet another New Look 6735 This time I did keep the CB seam for shaping, and went for short sleeves for a change. I don’t like my arms, not because they are flabby but because I’m prone to pimples on my … Continue reading Science Fantasy