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.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Victorian costume

My Victorian outfit is finished ready for the Dickensian Christmas Fair at the weekend...I'm quite looking forward to dressing up! The costume is in three parts, a full skirt with slight train on the back, over skirt of an apron front with bustle back and a fitted jacket. I used some tartan style cotton fabric for the main costume which was left over from another project (there was just enough if I wasn't fussy about the nap)....and the contrast on the jacket is dark blue dupion (again, a left over piece from another project). I'm really pleased with the result....especially as I didn't have to buy extra fabric to make it!