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Hook duels the Peter Pan duo!

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Category Sewing
Sizing Men
Style Cute, Whimsical, Romantic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Mens French Court/Captain Hook Costume Butterick 4317

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What materials did you use? Men's costume= Burgundy Crushed Velvet and Black Satin Lining with tonsof antique gold trim and plenty of gold military buttons for Colonial 18th Century Jacket. Black Jacquard and satin lining for mens waistcoat and black crushed velvet for breeches. Viennese lace trim on over-sized tricorn hat with addn'l ostrich plumes and boa. Lace poet's blouse with jabot & cuffs add elegance. Ornate buckle trim on cuban heel mens dress shoes add authenticity. Hook hand prop, sword, wig purchased. Peter Pan Boys= green faux suede for shirt & shorts from pattern Butterick 6303 with green velvet hat and pheasant feather along with moccasin boots and tights. Purchased belt and dagger accessories. Flying capabilities acquired via the adrenaline & desire to defeat the mean and evil (but very tall) enemy of Neverland! Ha! Tinkerbell designed from lycra dance fabric and pieced by my own design. Light up marabou slides made with inserted battery-operated bicycle stem caps into styrofoam balls covered in marabou and sewn to green jelly sandals. Purchased wand and crown.

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What are you most proud of? Again, I am proud that my husband strives to please with the admiration he receives from his sons and others at the indulgence of fantasy play and pretend. I'm indeed very lucky to have married a man so willing to let me dress him in character. I'm also lucky he's so easy to wardrobe with the tall, lean and statuesque physique he has........... though 6'5" does get into buying extra fabric often enough. Add a hat and you can't clear doorways, but it makes a grand entrance!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be careful with the top stitching on crushed velvet, it can ruin your 'plush' effect if not done very neatly. The trim must be done neatly in order to look quality, also. I strive for theater quality in my costumes and the details are what make that happen. P.S. buy extra buttons for when they come up missing, as you will have others begging to borrow this Captain's costume for many years after completion. I'm holding onto it long enough to have those Peter Pan boys fit into it some day! ;-)

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