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

A new Coat of…

Bright red cashmere! We had a jaunt into Brum this afternoon, a military operation, with the missus dropping me at the Fancy Silk Store while she parked, meeting me in the rag market while I found a zip, then a DELICIOUS lunch at Cafe Rouge, fast shopping for veggies while rain PELTED down, then round … Continue reading A new Coat of…

El-aboration: Wedding Dress #3

  It all got pretty busy.  Here’s the timeline of the work so far.  [I think I got slightly ahead of myself in the last post!] BLOG POST #1 Ele-mentary November- project first broached. December/January- styles discussed, budget and deadline set. February- visit to Bridal shops, further style decisions reached, pattern ordered,  toile and main … Continue reading El-aboration: Wedding Dress #3

Than this of Juliet…

Style Arc Juliet.  Described on the site thus: “The tie front effect of this cleverly designed pattern provides an ultra flattering silhouette. The ¾ sleeve adds to this stylish shirt.” I used a soft, light blue/brown chambray from Barry’s warehouse.  I actually bought two lengths of this, on different occasions as it’s so nice [and … Continue reading Than this of Juliet…