WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO
Making costumes for the summer shows. This is one of 4 1950's dresses for the Marvelous Wonderettes. It's pretty much a review of 50's/60's songs. It begins in 1958, then the group has a reunion in 1968. This dress needs a final fitting, a zipper and a hem.
The 60's dress is still a work in progress. The third fabric hasn't come in yet. The dress is a take off of the famous color block dress Yves St. Laurent did. Only we changed it to the shows color scheme, green, pink, blue and peach/orange. I love it that we found go-go boots to match. Now we're on the look out for matching window pane fishnets.
|Drawers and camisole times 2 awaiting a fitting|
Next up was undies, or should I say "underthings"? These are for A Little Night Music. We already have corsets, so I don't have to make them(huge relief) Folkwear patterns are really fun, they not only give you a vintage pattern, but they include lots and lots of extra details and history.
|My new toy, I mean equipment|
Finally, a professional serger! It's a present from our Dean who is retiring. He said we deserved it. It does a chain stitch and overcast at the same time, which means you only have to sew once and the seams are done. Changing all that thread is surprisingly easy!
|Happy to be done with the semester|