A “Historically Inspired” Costume Project: Turn of the Century Plaid Skirt

It’s always a major bummer when you begin digging through your stock costumes hunting for pieces you can adapt for your next show and you come up  . . . empty.   When you combine that with a large chorus . . .  it’s well, just a lot of work.  My sister is estimating she needs…

A Truly Scrumptious Blue Dress Project: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

If you do an image search for Truly Scrumptious costumes you will most likely see either the ruffled white dress or the puppet costume.  You may also see a few partial pictures of some of her other outfit:  a pink suit, a peasant-themed outfit in Vulgaria, and  this blue ensemble: Initially this outfit is covered…

Dressing “Gabrielle” (Cinderella): Market Dress

After a little interruption writing the posts about the Transforming costumes, I want to turn back to Gabrielle.  As I described in my initial post, my perception of Gabrielle is that she is a bit “off”.  I chose not to dress my Stepsisters as the comic book, over-the-top stereotypes that they often are portrayed–complete with outlandish…

Capes for the Stepfamily: Cinderella

What would YOU wear to cover your ball gown when going to the ball?  Well, a voluminous, flowy cape of course! Knowing it would take a TON of fabric to make a floor length cape to cover a ball gown, and having a real dislike of doing more work than I need to . .…

Peasant Skirt/Petticoat Tutorial for “Cinderella” Sewers: Over the Bum Pad

Thanks to my Mom for her initial draft of the instructions! For my blog followers/readers:  this is a tutorial written for the volunteers who will be sewing for our “Cinderella” production.  This is a little different format than my usual posts. TUTORIAL: Thanks for volunteering to sew for “Cinderella”.  These are the instructions for the…