An Introduction...

Welcome to Starlight Costumes, I hope you enjoy your visit.

I have been interested in theatrical costumes since childhood and learned to sew at a very early age. I design and make historical costumes, dance and theatrical costumes, fancy dress, prom dresses and bridesmaid gowns.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

My new adverts are now ready for printing...then the really hard work begins as I will be distributing them myself!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I love period dramas...the Jane Austen ones are my favourites and I've been wanting to make some dresses in this style for ages. This is my first (hopefully I'll get to do more as I really enjoyed making this one), it's typical regency style and it's now available from my ETSY shop!

Lyrical dress

I had a lot of chiffon fabric pieces left over from some
ballroom dresses so I have put them to use in this
gorgeous lyrical dress. They were already almost the right shape, so it didn't take much time to trim them and edge them and add the simple style lycra bodice. This multi toned chiffon looks beautiful when it moves, there are 21 panels in three layers, the top two layers are open panels, the bottom layer is sewn into a skirt.
You can find this dress in my Folksy shop.

So it begins....

Well, I'm finally down to my last week at work...and then the really hard work begins...actually it's not hard...just scary. I just hope I can get enough work to keep me going, I don't want to be rich (though that would be nice), but I don't want to be quite so poor either, just busy enough to stay happy! I already have a few projects on the go with a couple of craft fairs in November and a batch of show costumes to do..and of course I'll be filling my Folksy and Etsy shops too.