Friday, January 30, 2015

Another Red Coat

This year's production is going to be very exciting!  We are putting on Mary Poppins and it should be a challenge for me.  Already, I have had to alter a pattern.  I sewed a muslin of one of Mary Poppins' coats and then fitted it to the actress playing her.  (With a little direction from my assistant there in the lower right.)

A red coat, haven't we seen something like this before?  So far, this coat that she'll be wearing in "Step In Time" is going together without problems.  The trickiest bit was the set in pockets.  The fabric I am using is a poly-cotton gabardine and it has a very nice hand and drapes well.  At least one of Mary's coats is going to have to be fitted specially for a flying harness which will be a totally new thing that I've not done before. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

I've been away...

The Costume Shop - from very far away

The Fall Play was one called The 39 Steps and it was great fun.  I am going to post the backstory of all of that once I get my pictures on to this laptop. My camera and my laptop both have been acting up and I haven't been able to post without a great deal of frustration so I didn't.  I am hoping to fix that in time to start posting for our next production, Mary Poppins!  This is going to be a huge show with tons of costumes, including constructing costumes that hide a flying harness which is something I have never tackled before.  Always fun to push yourself to do a new thing, right?  Stay tuned, more to come!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello Again

I didn't plan on taking the summer off from blogging, I just sort of did.  But now the school year has started up and I'm slowly getting back into the groove of a creative routine once more.  A new theatre season is beginning with some exciting new costumes to plan and create so I am looking very forward to that.  Stay tuned!

Speaking of the new theatre season, I'm going to take a minute to hawk my double-feature coloring book. 
 It's a combination of my Mandala Magic and Color Me Paisley coloring books.  I'm selling them on Etsy to raise money so that our little theatre can put on Mary Poppins with proper flying!  All proceeds from the double coloring book (minus Etsy's listing fees) will go to the theatre fundraising effort.  Buy one and tell your friends! 

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