The first set of costumes were made by Mrs. M. Douglas and Janet. These are not meant to represent any specific country but a generic style of costume containing
common elements found in costumes throughout Europe (i.e. a white embroidered cotton blouse, floral patterned skirt with
ribbon, aprons and a waistcoat).
The waistlines were around their natural waists (middle) for their first performance, but dropped lower towards the hips every year in line with fashion - not easy to combat - girls being so fashion conscious.
These costumes were made with ingenuity and ecological awareness. The waistcoats were made from
unused upholstery fabric donated to the group.
There are a variety of aprons, woven, embroidered or decorated with lace, ribbon or applique. The only purchases from new were the ribbons, and a variety of buttons, fasteners and elastic.
The girls were asked to provide black plimsolls and wear white socks.