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Burlesque costumes!

It has been a little while since I last posted because I have been a slave to my sewing machine and thimble over the last week! I am co-producing a production for the Adelaide Fringe called Big Band Burlesque (not sure if I mentioned this before – I am a burlesque dancer!) and we had a float in the opening Fringe Parade last night. Some beautiful ladies from our troupe The Gin House Floozies came along to help hand out flyers and look gorgeous, and I made their costumes.

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Sorry for the terrible instagram photo! Don’t you think these costumes are adorable? So cute! The skirt I am wearing was made by a local costumer (Anna Perry), but I covered the corset I am wearing and the bra as well. What do you think of our hired muscle? 😉

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Here I am…still stitching right before the parade! Typical!

Covering the corsets was HARD – I had done this once before but it was stretch fabric. Satin was an absolute nightmare! Still, they worked out pretty well.

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So shiny! Here we are with Fez Fanana on the BankSA float.

Big Band Burlesque opens next week, and I still need to put the finishing touches on another costume. Agh! Back to the sewing machine…

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