Too much panto’ making going on to allow time for blogging. 16 costumes to make from scratch, 11 to adapt from existing wardrobe stores, numerous accessories to make - rapier frogs anyone?
New making experiences this year:
Dyeing swan’s feathers ( gathered legally in Hyde Park, at the Serpentine). Dyed using Dye-na-Flow dyes and a foam brush. Not sure how permanent this will be, but as long as the stage roof doesn’t leak, it should be fine.
Sewing leather - who knew this was so straightforward!
and a reason to get out my floral mini-hammer!
Bling for the directors to wear at the first Sunday rehearsal
Garters for the adult leads, male and female
Bling for shoes and hats
When the sewing gets busy, even my work computer is used as a surface
Chaos in the sewing room - I always start off saying to myself that I will work in an organised and tidy manner - it never happens.
A set of musketeers
For anyone with an interest in costume, there is a terrific exhibition by and about the costume department at the National Theatre, free and on until the middle of 2020.