Costume foolery

Can never resist bridesmaids’ dresses – the more ridiculous the better – in a decent-quality silk, as someone of my acquaintance will find ’em useful for making costumes of some sort. Previous finds have had a new life, modified for school plays, am-dram, bonfire society parades or whatever; the puffed-sleeve, heavily-gathered waist variety adapts well with tapestry panels, beading and trimmings to Tudor dresses, for example; long shifts can go Edwardian. No home for these three (sized about 10-12) as yet; a further peach satin monstrosity (not photographed) has already gone to a school dressing-up box. Slightly more sensible: kingfisher silk shift and, err, a rather wonderful kaftan. This is the kind of thing I bring home when I get carried away on a fill-a-bag-for-£1 deal; Crowborough Hospital jumble sale, the leftovers from the summer fete.

This entry was published on October 18, 2011 at 11:58 am. It’s filed under clothes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

0 thoughts on “Costume foolery

  1. Love that kaftan. Wish we had one like it ourselves, in a mens Large.

    The Eye

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