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    Cabaret

    This summer I worked on three shows for the the Flynn Summer Youth Theater. Honk, Cabaret, and Xanadu! Cabaret was show number 2 and the most emotional due to it’s content. The directors and teenagers hit it out of the park and there was not a dry eye in the audiences for each performance. Here are the costume designs. (I credit Owen Leavey for photos and Cole Patno Schyler Forest as my costume assistants for the show and many other people who helped along the way) Kit Kat Club dancers: They all wore the same black vest and same black shorts. The had on different types of lace/fish net stockings.…

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    Fall Update

    So yet again I find myself too busy to keep up with my blog! But I am going to try to hop back on the wagon and post my current projects and continue to post about shows in the past. Currently I am working on Sister Act at South Burlington High School. We are sewing lots of nuns! The nuns need their regular habits, then they need sparkle for the end of Act 1 and then they need super duper sparkle new habits for the finale! Here is our purple for the nun’s scapulars at the end of act 1 There are also lots of costumes to pull for the rest…

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    Bat Boy The Musical

    Bat Boy presented by Flynn Arts with a cast of talented teenagers! It was a lot of pulling resources and then one scene of crazy fun weird costumes! The cast was in black and denim for the opening scene and other ensemble numbers when they are “not characters”. When they were towns folk they added elements of country style clothing with a flare of the 1980’s! Bat Boy in his cage He wore a pair of nude colored “underwear” with a baby blanket wrapped around it. The baby blanket was dirtied up since he was out in the wild since birth! Bat Boy learning wearing Mr. Parker’s old clothes Bat Boy…

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    Serge A Head

    This week I have worked a few different projects, not all costume related! The Holidays are upon us after all! I made this fun reusable grocery bag for Tami, my coworker. I bought the fabric back in May for a School Nurses Day craft and had extra. Here is the link to the pattern and directions http://www.stitchedbycrystal.com/2011/09/tutorial-fat-quarter-reusable-grocery.html I have also serged all the bottoms of the pants for Arabian Nights so we don’t have strings hanging down on stage and distracting the audience. The strings you see are the serged ends that I need to tuck into the seam! I made a tunic for Arabian Nights. Sharon who is on…

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    Getting started on Aladdin

    This morning the Orchard Costume Crew got started on Aladdin. We met at school to cut patterns and pull costumes. There are 82 kids in show!! We have princesses, guards, royal family members, monkeys, tigers, flying carpets, conspirators, parrots, merchants, townspeople, and of course genies! It is going to be a fun show to design with lots of sewing and creating! I am using a number of different patterns and mixing and matching pieces from them to get what we need. Butterick 3049- This pattern is being used for the Sultan, Sultana, the Royals, and Aladdin Simplicity 4797- This pattern is being used for lots of characters. The tunics are…