That Summary Feeling…

Yes, it’s that time of year again, and I’ve been enjoying everyone else’s summaries and best/worst lists, so I need to buckle up and get on with my own.  I’ve spent a couple of hours listing my posts, doing some numbers, and totting things up, and surprised myself somewhat. Numbers I’ve blogged far fewer posts, … Continue reading That Summary Feeling…

Allsorts! Panto #8

Everything I may or may not have mentioned up til now, and what DIDN’T work out…  PROBABLY the last panto post, you’ll be relieved to know!  the parrot costume.  After Billy Bones hands over the treasure map and dies, the actor was thrust back on stage to act as Long John Silver’s missing parrot for … Continue reading Allsorts! Panto #8

Panto panties- Panto #6

A right load of pants! Spotty bloomers for the dame, in cheap-as-chips tacky polyester with weird holographic plastic polka dots, from Barry’s Warehouse, on the £1/metre heap.  This is a great source for costume fabrics, when all you want is effect and nothing has to be massively sturdy or long lasting.  All good dames need … Continue reading Panto panties- Panto #6

A bit ruffled- Panto #5

Shirts shirts frilly pirate shirts. Just 9 cast members, most with one costume only, still means a fair few shirts. Requirements- Long John Silver, Cap’n Smollett [my Gentleman Jack inspired outfit], Jim Hawkins [going with the Harry Styles look], 2 sidekick pirates [one ‘snobbish’ one ‘sexy’], tattered for Ben Gunn, scruffy for Bones, plus two … Continue reading A bit ruffled- Panto #5

Still Here, Honest!

Phew! Just been to hand off all the panto costumes ready for the shows on Friday and Saturday, much bagging and organising.  Everything’s got a laminated tag on the hanger stating what’s there, and how it has to be returned so I can sell off as much as possible…plus death threats if anyone even THINKS … Continue reading Still Here, Honest!

Interim Report

I only seem to be able to find the energy to sew at weekends, so I’m not progressing to my expected schedule…but stuff IS happening on the panto front, honest!   Work is going swimmingly, maths club and sewing club underway, and this week we started up an after school session as a ‘clone’ of a … Continue reading Interim Report

Totally Shellfish: Panto #3

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