Angela likes to ensure the team has produced at least four or five outfits ready to be fitted at any one session to make the most use of the time.
After initial discussions, Angela makes notes of the Queen’s wishes and ideas for alterations before producing a final technical drawing from which the pattern is cut.
Everything is cut and shaped to match a mannequin to the Queen’s (top secret) size and body shape.
Colours can also hold symbolic meaning, ie black for condolence and yellow for happiness.
The white, jewel-studded outfit, worn for the Thames River Pageant, meanwhile was inspired by designs favoured by Queen Elizabeth I, and chosen to contrast with the strong reds of the boat’s upholstery.
In the case of Facebook, you only have to put crossdresser in the FB search bar to find the groups.