Thank you for the lovely comments regarding my daughter and her Christmas dress! She is growing up fast - no more Daisy Kingdom for her.
If you guessed that all that blue fabric that Wellie was sitting in yesterday was more costumes, you're right. It is the time of year for costumes, and between the Christmas program and dance competitions I am very busy. Thankfully there is no spring production that I know of. Yet.
For this year's Christmas program we needed Israelite Chief Priests. Of course, that's the one costume I didn't have in the collection. If you want shepherds, wisemen, angels, Roman soldiers, and a host of other Biblical characters, we've got those. Chief priests, no. So, I'm making two new costumes from scratch and reworking a few others to fit some larger frames than the last actors had who wore them.
With a modest budget and short time frame, this is best I'll be able to do for the moment, although I wish I had more of both! So far, I've got white plain robes (not shown), blue vests, brocade over vests, gold belts and headpieces. The white plain robes are almost done and the headpieces are cut but not even stitched. Do realize that these costumes are for XL men and look a bit sad on my small dressform!
Within the next few days, I hope to get all this finished, including the alterations to this pile of Roman soldier costumes. That will be it until next Monday's dress rehearsal in which I'll find out how much hemming I'll need to do before Friday night's first performance.
Never a dull moment here.
Parting Shot: Blue and Orange. Yes, Wellie loves costumes, too. He thought this was a neat place to hide this morning.