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…

Turn-of-the-century (ish) women’s costume (1980’s upcycle): Blue Peplum Suit

Now that I bit the bullet and finished up with “High School Musical”  I will turn back to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.   This has been a different experience for me since I am trying to create costumes for someone elses show without direct access to the other costumes, the cast, the set, or the “vision”…

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…

Turn-of-the-Century Inspired outfit: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I have a new project starting . . costumes for a production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.  My sister is costuming this show and was planning on renting costumes.  Unfortunately, that didn’t work out for her, so instead, it’s into the sewing room.  The show hasn’t been cast yet, but in the meantime, it seemed…