Pattern Testing: Turn-of-the-Century costumes; Pink Ensemble (Meet Me in St Louis)

Overview of constructing an upcycled Turn-of-the-Century young woman’s costume for stage use.

Burgundy Fun Fair Costume: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Curtain upcycle)

I was in the middle of making assorted Fun Fair costumes, and I had already made a number of the two piece jacket/skirt ensembles that I have previously blogged about, so . . . I was getting bored.   One of my favorite “personal challenge” games is to find something inspirational at a thrift store, and…

Lace and ribbon to the rescue: A historically inspired upcycle

This project began with a lovely burgundy colored satin skirt with a small train.  The waist was smaller than the majority of the cast members on my list, so I wanted to make the skirt larger.  I began digging in my “pieces of things” box and found a leftover skirt from a previous project to use…