All I Want For Christmas Is You

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. It’s a busy time!

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks sewing marabou feathers onto corsets and making red santa capes with extra strong velcro!

The reason?

We got festive this week, as The Pushettes (although this time only three) performed a burlesque gig, in Dulwich, for The Reliant Magazine Christmas Do.

Needless to say I have now developed an allergy to marabou feathers and my fingers are black and blue from driving needles through extremely tough velcro.

20121204-092908.jpg, The Pushettes, Carolyn Everitt, Amanda Botterill, Linda Davidson

I must admit I was a little apprehensive about the costumes. After trawling the internet for Santa outfits all I could find were some rather trashy velour numbers and trashy was not the look we were going for. More………

Christmas pin up

Christmas pin up

Christmas Pin Up

So we ordered some fabulous red corsets from Corsets UK and sewed marabou feathers around the lace and I made some capes so we could do a little “reveal” when we entered the stage – hence the velcro!

Even when the tulle skirts arrived, I still thought this could go horribly wrong. However, all dressed up, I’m glad and relieved to say “cute” was definitely the adjective of the evening.

We did the routine to the Puppini sisters “All I want for Christmas is you”. So it was a sort of 1940’s cheeky number rather than one of our more risque Moulin Rouge numbers, so it all came together nicely.

As always we has a blast – I just wish we were a bit more organised in getting the routine filmed and decent photos taken.

Still, there’s always next time.

Thank you David and Donnie for asking us to participate. Hope you had a successful evening and raised loads of money for King’s College Hospital.

So, to finish, here’s the Puppini Sisters doing a live version – so you get a little taster of what it was all about:


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