We're going to be very prepared for panto at the theatre this year! I've already made a dress for the dame. I'm not a huge fan of panto, so as it happens I wasn't fully aware that the dame is traditionally played by a man. And our annual dame is apparently quite... well built, shall we say. So this dress is HUGE. It's probably going to need to be jazzed up a good bit - apparently the tackier the better is the rule of thumb when it comes to panto. Think tinsel and frills.
|Laying and cutting out the bodice and sleeve pieces|
|The finished product - the skirt is made of 3 squares of fabric, with lots of gathers at the waist|
|Costume changes and velcro are best friends|
My workmate kindly modelled the dress for me so I could get a good idea of the finished look. He looks rather dashing, don't you agree? I learnt a lot from making this dress, especially concerning making gathers and stay stitching!