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« on: January 25, 2012 07:33:35 PM »

So in November I got the opportunity to help out a friend who does costume design for some of the local theater companies.  One of the new companies was doing their own version of A Christmas Carol, and I got to sew up an assortment of pieces from it.  It was so much fun!  All in all, I sewed Scrooge's nightshirt and cap (from a hodge-podge of patterns), Marley's pants (from a super basic elastic waist pants pattern), the ghost of Christmas present's iridescent cape with faux fur trim...it didn't come out as I'd hoped it would, she was very active on stage and it slipped around lots.  I should have put in a clasp.  And a bustle for Mrs. Fezziwig.  I don't have pictures of that, and I wish I did, as it came out very neat, completely self-drafted.  As the piece de resistance, I sewed the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.  With 13 yards of black fabric!  Plus untold scraps I sewed haphazardly together to make a separate yoke/capelet type thing.  Here you can see Scrooge and Christmas Present on stage:




And here's me modeling the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (who is a good 6" taller than I am):




I used two pieces of steel wire in the hood to help it stand up like that.  Overall, it was lots of fun!
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012 11:44:00 PM »

the iridescent cape is soooo cool!  The Ghost of Christmas yet to come is a little spooky, the stand up hood really makes the costume....I couldn't figure out how the actor would see out until I looked closer and saw you in there Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012 05:28:01 AM »

Haha!  Yeah, the veil type thing is black sparkle organza, cut into a rough oval shape and then folded in half... folded edge was hand-tacked around the top 1/3 of the hood.  It was still pretty darn dark, but thankfully the actress didn't have to do a whole lot of moving around.  I think the train was a bigger issue for her (Scrooge kept stepping on it!)
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