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panto saloon girls

Added Oct 13, 2011

by jennidash

London, United K...






saloon girl costumes designed for the dancers. I used a simplicity pattern but altered it so the costumes were easy for quick changes and have two different looks. the costume consists of a skirt that i drafted with attached petticoat, shorty bloomers, bodice with attached bustle and fascinator. the costumes were done in six different colours.there is a side zip and lacing at the back so the costumes will fit more than one person. I stitched all the ribbon on….I used about 10 metres of satin ribbon for each costume. One costume needed a lot of fiddling as the lady was pregnant and kept changing size! Not something I had ever had to take into account before. The fascinators were very simple-some card, fabric, glue gun, bits of feather boa, flower and elastic.There is a little bit of boning in the bodice but not too much or you can’t dance! I have also made my hubby a matching waistcoat and we have used these costume for fancy dress parties and even dressed roxy as a leopard and been a circus act!

Material Notes

satin, lining fabric, 60 metres of satin ribbon, eyelets, zips, net (hidden inside bustle to puff them out), cotton (for bloomers), card, boas, flowers, glue gun, elastic.




Garment Type
Cotton, Eyelet, Polyester, Satin, Tulle

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    Dec 6, 2011, 03.46 PMby katensew

    Just found these pictures and will take note as I am thinking of this type of outfit for a fancy dress next year !

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