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How to make a mini Sailor Hat!

Posted 30th November, 2013 by

Fancy a bit of a nautical themed outfit but down want to cover up all the hard work you put into your hair? Well, here’s just the ticket! Materials: –Fabric: Scrap corners will do, you really don’t need a lot. I used craft cotton for mine because it’s just a bit stiffer but any fabric will do. If you chose a really light fabric you... • read more •

How to make Seamed Stockings!

Posted 8th September, 2013 by

What you need: ~Stretch fabric- I used one-way stretch but if you want a little more comfort or have extra shapely pins you might like to try a two way stretch. ~Stretch Overlooking thread- You can use normal overlocking thread but sometimes it can break if you are a little rough while pulling your stockings up. ~Scissors ~Pins The grid is 1 square equals 2.5... • read more •

Youtube is your best friend!

Posted 4th August, 2013 by

As a burlesque performer, YouTube is your best friend! It’s a never ending, ever growing resource of information, techniques and ideas 🙂 Don’t know how to perfect a certain move? You may find a jazz dancer in the US to help you. Don’t know how to apply to perfect pout? There are a thousand ladies (& gents) at your finger tips ready to show you... • read more •

Painterly Pin-up

Posted 31st May, 2011 by

I have previously posted about the marvelous work Angelique Houtkamp and how inspiring it is, especially the way she draws womans faces. Her aesthetic is very 1920’s pin up. I use her style as inspiration for when I do charleston/ vaudeville acts. So, as promised, here is a little tutorial on how to do your makeup to look like an Angelique pin-up. This is definitely... • read more •
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