On The Sewing Table. Or, Why My Flat Looks Like an Earth, Wind and Fire Rehearsal.

Last year, I had the pleasure of sewing a bit of set for the wonderful people who are Sink the Pink London. I’m pretty sure you’ve seen my 6-foot vagina already but here’s the link if you are yet to see it.

This year, on June 21st, Sink the Pink (STP) are holding a Summer Ball and I’m making about 18 costumes for their dancers. I’m simultaneously crapping myself in trepidation and excited beyond reason.

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As you can see, it’s pretty bloody sparkly. STP’s up-coming ball is a slightly new direction for the club but inevitable given how much it’s grown. If you’re familiar with Paris is Burning, it’s that kind of ball. But with a very STP angle. It’ll be at the Troxy, a huge, beautiful venue which can hold 3,000. 3,000 people, you can see why I’m slightly nervous. My part in this is to make outfits for 6 dancers in 3 different numbers. I’m going to hold off posting the full costumes til they’re done and in the proper context (make up, hair, etc) but here’s a sneak preview.

Category is . . . .Goddess.

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It took a bit of planning and messing about with fabric but I’m just about done.

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Second category is . . . Club Kid Couture.

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Still in early stages but I’ve got the concept sorted.

Third category is . . . .

Nowhere near complete. Or started. But these are the notes I took from a meeting.

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With luck, I’ll have enough time to finish a ribbon dress as well! I’m having a blast making this stuff, there’s nothing else I’d rather do.

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About smittenness

Sewing and assorted nonsense. For reasons that escape me, I left the sunshine and beaches of Australia for the crisps and glitter of London 12 years ago. I now live in the middle of some kind of feline drop-in centre in the East London. I was lucky enough to learn from two talented and creative women, my mum and my nonna Mieta. Mostly I sew for the sheer love of making things. And I don't think I can stop. Email over here ------> smittenness@gmail.com
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7 Responses to On The Sewing Table. Or, Why My Flat Looks Like an Earth, Wind and Fire Rehearsal.

  1. Awesome, its like you’re living in a disco ball! Looks like so much fun :)

  2. ksgentry says:

    Can’t wait to see how they all turn out, I love the shoulders with the fringe. I have to admit I was a little frightened by the 6ft vagina last year.

  3. nishi says:

    Wow! This looks like so much fun! I love the shoulder fringe too and I can’t wait to see how the Club Kid Couture turns out – looks amazing!

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