Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Panto Pics

Treasure Island - The Panto

So I'll start with the most embarrassing picture first (that is one of me), I'm the one on the left. I made my shirt and waistcoat, I also have a green bodice, but sadly no picture. I wish I had a better picture of Long John Silver's frock coat. I also made him a shirt and cropped some old trousers to make Britches.

Captain Smollett in his finery, frock coat, waistcoat, frilly shirt and britches. I even made the buckles for his shoes.

This is a strange action shot from when we sang "In the Navy", but a good shot of the costumes, I pretty much made everything you can see.

All the bodices were reversible, including Molly's on the far left whose whole costume was reversible.

In the green and purple is "Dot". Everything of hers was dotty, the skirt as you can see, the bodice is purple with white dots, even the blouse's sleeves have tiny navy dots, that no one could even see.

Brian was a riot of colour, this wonderful ensemble was a combination of a hospital curtain and a duvet cover.

And last but by no means least "Captain Flint". This was so much work, but for three thrifted sheets it really does look great. The feet were in fact my husband's Toad slippers.

So the final laundry list of costumes made:

8 Blouses

7 Skirts

7 Bodices

5 Shirts

5 Waistcoats

4 Frock coats

4 Trousers cropped

1 Top

1 Apron

1 Pantomime Dame

and 1 Parrot

and proof that I am completely nuts.

Monday, 22 February 2010


I'm making a coat for my Darling, very much like to picture above, but with patch rather than inset pockets. We bought the fabric several months ago, before I go distracted by 17 costumes for "Treasure Island" (pictures of them to follow shortly). It is a light-weight cord in a mustardly brown yellow (nicer than it sounds), I've bound the seams with bias binding as I couldn't face lining it and I am determined to finish it sooner rather than later.
There are many many things I have started for my Darling, that are languishing in my UFO pile. Granted there are far more things I have started for myself that are UFOs, than for my Darling, but that's not really an excuse it it. Should March be "Finish What You Started Month"?
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