When I was asked to attend Costume College in 2005 with Martha McCain, I found out that the theme of the annual tea was going to be Gilbert and Sullivan. Well at that time, I was at the height of my Gilbert and Sullivan singing and boldly volunteered to be the entertainment. But ... I needed something to wear. Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Sullivan wrote their operettas between the years 1871 and 1896 so, after looking and looking through my books I decided to make the outfit on the front of this Dover Book, a walking suit from 1895. I really always wanted something from this period with the giant Leg'o'Mutton sleeve.
We all borrow from each other. And I should be flattered.
OK ... done venting.
Thanks for listening.