The next costume
Before the costume is made, a lot of preparation goes into research, fabrics, previous costumes made, film stills .. and generally have a play around with ideas and what works. This can take several weeks to get all the ideas together and to finally decide on the finished costume.
Tracy wanted to have a full circle skirt, with an over layer to it, so after much searching, fabric was bought and several methods of construction were considered.
Tracy wanted to make it a bit special, so bought some lacy fabric to go over the top
We are going to make the bodice from a pattern that we have used before. Maybe something along the lines of Belle?? And we have also been experimenting with the sleeves to find out what type of slit we wanted and whether it should have a plain liner, or something "a bit more Tracy". And of course what shape they should be, so after a few mock ups, the final design for the sleeve was achieved.
We hope that you will be following our progress, up to the finished costume. So please come back again to check on what we are up to.
27th March 2020. Tracy wanted something special for the sleeves, so she spent absolutely ages bunch quilting to make it look like there was padding underneath. I think she has done a great job on sleeve number 1.