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.


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.


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


Second category is . . . Club Kid Couture.


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.


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.



About Vanessa

Sewing and assorted nonsense. For reasons that escape me, I left the sunshine and beaches of Australia for the crisps and glitter of London in 2001. I now live in the middle of some kind of feline drop-in centre in East London battling for space to make costumes and clothes. Over on twitter and instagram as @smittenness Email over here ------> smittenness@gmail.com
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8 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!

  4. Pingback: Yes Cinderella, you shall go to the Sink the Pink Summer Ball. And I’m confident you’ll look fantastic. | Sew Smitten

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