One of the treats of this years Strictly tour was working with the very lovely Pamela Stephenson. A consummate professional and delightful person. So I was happy to oblige when she asked if we could make a slight alteration to her costume for the Scottish dates on our tour.
Being married to Scottish comedian Billy Connolly for many years she has a big connection with the country and they have a home there. To accompany the white dress above that she wore for her Viennese waltz with James Jordan she wanted a traditional ladies Plaid. This is a sash worn from the right shoulder across the breast and secured with a celtic brooch. the sash was one of Pamela's own in her family's tartan. It was a summer version in silk.
I stoned every single small red square with a single red stone. This took about an hour as it was quite big.
We also had a tie for James to wear. Unfortunately my picture of the two of them together has been lost.
The resulting plaid looked stunning on Pamela and I would love to think that it had some part in her winning five of the six shows we played in Glasgow. However I think she would have won anyway the Scots are a canny bunch.