Clothes and dancing from the fifties

Textiles of all kinds appear in these posts and this week it’s all about the 1950s. Each year, Beamish Open Air Museum (which is just a few miles down the road from my house) hosts a 1950s weekend. On Saturday, it was sunny and we had visitors staying, so bought our entrance tickets and tookContinue reading “Clothes and dancing from the fifties”

How to make a fancy-dress costume

  Many and varied are the requests that come in the ‘Amanda Jane Textiles’ office. It may not, then, surprise you to learn that I was required to make a pantomime costume over the festive season. The wearer was to have a starring role in an adapted version of  ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the costumeContinue reading “How to make a fancy-dress costume”