Jolly Holiday everyone. Top o' the mornin' to ya.
I need some help from fellow Disney fans who are familiar with fabrics, tailoring, costume design... Special attention to all theatrical wardrobe specialists, homemakers, and amateur clothiers.
I'm interested in being Jolly Holiday Bert from Disney's Mary Poppins for a church function. I have done heavy research in figuring out how to duplicate the costume he wears at all the Disney Parks.
The hat he wears is a simple straw boater/skimmer hat. White gloves are on his hands, while twirling a bamboo cane. Crisp white trousers without belt loops for his bottoms, finished with white dance/soft step shoes. Light blue socks to match his light blue bow tie.
My main problem is finding material that matches the color scheme on his blazer.
Does anyone SPECIFICALLY know a place where I can find fabric that closely resembles the colors and vertical stripes? Family and friends have suggested Joann's, the Garment District of Los Angeles, and Michael's. Because of gas prices, I'd like to minimize my driving.
Any helpful ideas would be kindly appreciated. Please MiceChat'rs, you're my only hope...