Three Musketeers

After my success with the ironing board space tunic I decided to use ironing board covers again for a set of tunics because the silver colour lends itself to armour. I lined each with blue bed sheet and reverse appliqued the fleur de lis motifs and borders.

The hats were fused plastic with black bin bags as the outer layer. They just needed large white goose feathers (thanks Mum!) and ornate buttons to finish them off.

The swords were rolled tetra pak with sewn slot on handles.

All for one and one for all!



Read more about why these Ironing Board Cover Tunics were such a BAD IDEA.


DIY Dressing-up


Dressing-up clothes – Old clothes, costumes, hats, and things such as masks or jewellery that can be used for children’s games or performances.

Reverse applique

An applique technique where the fabric is layered and the top fabric is cut away and stitched in place to reveal the design. Traditionally done by hand but so far mine’s all been done by machine. Why do I love it so much? I think it has to do with the magic of cutting things away to reveal what’s beneath… there’s just something about it.