The Versace leotard. Eat your heart out Liz Hurley – Sewing for Sink the Pink’s Glynfamous.

And so I ended up sewing a leotard for Sink the Pink’s February show, Fashion Fart. For a few days last month my living room was filled with 5 bags of drag and the beautiful Glynfamous. I bloody well adore him, heart of gold and as cute as he was a hundred years ago when we met (in the late 90s). We started with the idea of tearaway trousers and a Lagerfeld homage but settled on That Liz Hurley Versace Dress. You know, the one with the safety pins. A couple of texts later and we ended up turning the dress into a leotard. It was a much better idea. More room for movement and dancing and it’ll get more use as a leotard.

If you’re ever looking for massive safety pins, let me save you a day of running round like a blue-arsed fly. U & I Trimmings – Ridley Road Markets, Dalston. It’s chaos in there but they’re worth stopping into.

That was the difficult bit, the rest was just a matter of not freaking out about the fact I had an afternoon to finish it off.

dress form leotard

A few hours later, I took it down to make sure it fit. Fresh off the plane from a holiday in Vietnam and straight to the show, that’s dedication. And a hell of a tan!

Leotard Sink the Pink

In socks but still in heels. Always ready

I’m sure there’s a narrative involving the unicorn, the rainbow and that piece of tape on the wall so, go ahead and choose your own rainbow-unicorn adventure.

So shy.

So shy.

Glyn leotard V

She’s a stunner.

Photo below is a screen shot this link. Be warned if you go clicking around in that album, might not be safe for work. But do it if you can, witness the beauty of Jack Irving’s amazing inflatable costumes and other incredible pieces. Remember that sea anemone outfit Lady Gaga wore last year? That’s a Jack Irving. He’s amazing.


Apologies for any weird layout on this post. My computer has given up on me so I’m improvising.


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 ------>
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2 Responses to The Versace leotard. Eat your heart out Liz Hurley – Sewing for Sink the Pink’s Glynfamous.

  1. She looks fab! Great work, you!

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