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…

The Baron Bomburst Jacket/Pirate Jacket/Prince Jacket: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

One of my last projects was the formal jacket for Baron Bomburst (I’m going out-of-order . . I got tired of writing about Fun Fair costumes).  My instructions were that it should be over-the-top and made in red & black, and it could have some gray, but no white.  While my jacket works well for…

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…

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…