Just 9 cast members, most with one costume only, still means a fair few shirts.
Requirements- Long John Silver, Cap’n Smollett [my Gentleman Jack inspired outfit], Jim Hawkins [going with the Harry Styles look], 2 sidekick pirates [one ‘snobbish’ one ‘sexy’], tattered for Ben Gunn, scruffy for Bones, plus two wenches [one for the Dame]
So I got cracking, having scoured the local charity shops for curtains with useful linings and some sheets:
Ben Gunn got a very nicely faded, very softly washed striped shirt from a charity shop, ripped appropriately. Half an hour snipping off tabs and adding tears, sorted!
Simplicity 4923 seemed like a good investment, shirt, waistcoat, breeches and coat, and even FAIRLY historically... [read more]