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…

“Cinderella” (Broadway Version): Dressing Ella, Part 6 (Pink/Gold Transforming Costume–Act 2)

The Pink/Gold dress transformation is the final transformation to happen in “Cinderella” (Broadway Version).  Unless the audience has had the good fortune to either see the show on Broadway or one of the touring productions, this is probably the first time they are seeing this version of the show.  The pink/gold dress transformation is totally…

Dressing “Gabrielle” Cinderella: Broadway Version

Gabrielle is the “good” Stepsister in “Cinderella” (Broadway Version).  She is much more aware of Ella and her plight, and often will make attempts at kindness to temper Madame’s cruelty.  She eventually befriends Ella and despite the social ambitions of her mother, and the oblivious selfishness of her sister Charlotte, chooses true love Jean-Micheal. The…

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 . .…