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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Amy underconstruction

front under construction
This is I think the last dress Amy wears in the play ( I still have a few others to make for her).  This one is still under construction.  This is the bodice piece it will have a skirt that uses this embroidered fabric and it will also have a flounce on the skirt in coral orange same fabric I used on Meg's last dress that I showed.   It will also have a sort of gathered ruched bustle but not a true bustle.  This dress has caused me issues in making it the patten did not come out as the manufacturer designed it to ie to big in the waist. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

2nd peplum for Jo

front of jacket jo

backskirtThe 2nd peplum jacket  I am showing is the very last outfit Jo wears in the play.  It is spring time so soft feminine colors.  This is also when Mr. Bear proposes to her.  So I wanted it to have a hint of girlishness with eyelet and pink skirt.

1 of 2 peplums for Jo

detail front
I have made two peplum jackets for the character Jo in the play with matching skirts these are for the final two scenes of the play.

lace cuff
tailsThe second to last one is the brown one  it is more of a fall winter scene and I wanted the dress to carry that color them with it.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Meg's dress

front megs dress
shawldetail of fabric ( back side of fabric being used as right side)This is the dress Meg is wearing right before she gets married in the play. The fabric is actually an ugly brown color that looked dirty and such to me. So what did I do

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Beth's sontag sweater


This has been my carry around with me project for the  last few weeks.  It is a Sontag a type of sweater shawl worn during civil war colonial days.  This one is for the character Beth in the play I started making it for Marme but changed my mind to Beth.  It is all hand knit with 100%wool.
sontag back
 It has ties and buttons to hold it closed and on.  Keeping the torso and shoulders warm but allowing for ease of movement in the arms.

 sontag detail

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The rest of Hanna's wardrobe

Warning this post is heavy with pictures .  frontUp to this point you have seen four aprons for the character Hanna (servant) in the play Little Woman.   Well I have been sewing like crazy the last few days and Hanna now has 2 jackets, 1 geribaldi shirt, 2 skirts, 1 petticoat and 1 set of bloomers to add to her costume attire.  It also means that this character is now fully costumed and done.  I still have 11 other players to finish costumes on but having 1 done is a good feeling.  Because Hanna works for the March's sometimes with out pay she does not have much money so her cloths are simple with out much adornment and plain in patterning of fabric ( almost none) because she can only afford to but fabric that are like broadcloth or muslin.  She does have little detail of lace here and there and cording and a few details as was the fashion then.
My dress form does not have an off set leg so the pantalets are just pinned to the front for the sake of taking a photo plain in general with a hint of pretty lace at the legs.
lace on hem of pantalets

The petticoat is the same plain with a hint of lace at the hem.
shoulderfrontsideThe shirt for this character is a Geribaldi shirt.  Made famous by a military person hwho came to much fame and this is the style of shirt his troops wore.  The buttons on the shirt are true to period ie.  The are antique jet buttons from the civil war to Victorian era.  The lacy cord edge is from about 1920- 1950.  The other trims are also vintage just don't know exactly there age the piping on the sleeves is I think the 1960-1970's.  The soutoche braid I think is from about 1920 and the single fold seam binding used on the hem is from 1960's.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Jo's writing cap

details of brim  Jo wears a writing cap up in the attic to keep herself warm in winter.  I have made it in the style of a mans nightcap.  With a few details for a girl like tassel and ribbon flowers.  It was supposed to have a ribbon on it but I figured ribbon flowers was close enough for me.  It is made from black velvet and a Christmas table cloth.  I used cording between the velvet and the brim of the hat. No pattern just made it up as I went.

Jo's writing apron smock

sidejo's writting apronJo is supposed to have a writing apron in the play.  This is the item she wears to protect her clothes from ink spills when she is up in the attic writing it is supposed to keep her warm too when she is in the attic writing in the middle of winter.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

vintage new pj's

baby doll pj'sMy middle daughter ha been pestering me to make new pj's for her.  She hates nightgowns and flannel pj bottoms end up too hot.  so we came up with this.  This is made from a vintage simplicity pattern 7841 from 1968.  I found the pattern thrift shopping for $ 0.50.  You can find it on line at etsy.  We did not like the hat look eeeww so we did not make that but the rest was fine.

meg's blue dress

front side 
This is the dress that the character Amy remakes in the play.  Which I have already posted on here the remake.  Meg is modest shy and more motherly so this dress is supposed to show those types of details in her life.

Mr March's dressing gown

detail of fabric
So the Character Mr. March is supposed to wear a dressing robe/gown in a few scenes as he is recovering.  I never knew how hard it would be to find a pattern like that.  I dressing robe is sort of like  a bath robe except youare usually fully dressed under it and it is more formal.    it is meant to be used when relaxing or getting ready for the day so you do not get hair gel ( oils, mascar in those days) on your clothes.  usually made of rich fabrics and velvets.  The costuming said it needed to look old and worn.  Because people do not wear this style of robe any more I had to improvise and modern bathrobes had a total wrong look.  I happen to find a kimono costume pattern thrift shopping (.50 cents)that had not been cut yet.  I figured with minor tweaking it would do ok.

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