Beautiful! I love the holly and the pleating, especially!
I am currently working on hammering out an emergency theater costuming emergency (did I say emergency? It's an emergency!). 4 ladies, 6 men, 20 costumes. Charley's Aunt, so 1892-ish, day and dinner wear. Tech week is less than 3 weeks away, and the previous costumer had nothing pulled or rented or created.
I am not quite pulling my hair out yet, but it's a near thing. I've got jacket patterns traced out, and I am hoping to get two mock-ups made tonight for fitting.
I found ONE dinner dress to rent, found an 80's suit dress I can cut into a walking jacket, and some linen that sort of matches for a skirt (and a darker blue satin to make a cummerbund thingy for the waist so I can disguise the non-matching-ness of the colors. So one actress taken care of.
For our girl in light mourning for day, I have violet bridesmaid dress and stole that will be turned into a skirt and matching short jacket. For dinner, I have a horrid prom dress that we may be able to do something with, but I am trying desperately to find something different.
Our other young woman? I have no idea what color even to put her in. I am waiting to hear back from our university theater to arrange to look through their closet for more rentals. The producer has already been out there once, but they were looking for the wrong things. I am hoping I can find more dinner wear, or I'm screwed, LOL!
The men will have to come from our vast collection of suits and jackets. Black tie for dinner, lounge (ditto) suits for day.
The big thing is getting the "Aunty" costume... can't rent, as it has to be modified to enter from the back.
Our closet has a big Victorian gap in it, almost like maybe everything was loaned out and never returned. It is baffling. If I needed 60s couture and furs, we'd be set, though!