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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Eurydice, Senior Design Project on: January 02, 2011 09:54:10 PM
SO! This is  my final year at Uni(ohcrapohcrapohcrap). I am a costume design major, so far I've designed three shows, one with another student, and two on my own. The director I worked with on the show I did last year really wanted to work with me again, so I agreed and thus Eurydice was born!! This also counts as my senior seminar project which is awesome and one less thing I have to worry about

This is the version Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, its such a poetically beautiful piece, and such a small cast!(the last one i did had about 23 cast members) this time around I only had 7 principle cast members and then a group of 4 'architects/builders' who moved the set pieces around. It is a combination build/pull/borrow show, I designed the wedding dress(es) and swimsuit/rompery thing, so we built those as well as a pair of pants, everything else is our stock or belonged to the actors. It was the second show of the semester.

The inspiration for the set came from Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture and blue prints, namely the house 'Falling Water', I kind of went with that direction as well, also the stage direction where it says Orpheus and Eurydice are wearing 1950's style swimwear. It is a 'non time' piece but I tried to keep it as vintage inspired as I could, I am pretty proud of how it turned out! Its going to be presented at the KCACTF region2 festival thats coming up in like two weeks, and I submitted it to the design tech management exhibit...

but anyway
Orpheus and Eurydice at the beach

Eurydice and the Nasty Interesting Man(his inspiration was british teddy boys)

Eurydice's father(his original inspiration was F.L.W himself, he ended up a bit more business like, but the builders work for him)

The father explaining building the room to the builders

Arguing with a book in the underworld, we made two of the wedding dress and then distressed one with dye and a wood eraser...it looked like it had snowed in the costume shop.

The stones have a very British dandy feel about them, (name that artist!)

The Lord of the Underworld...on a tricycle

Orpheus finding the right note

 At the end of the show, thats also the suit he wears during the wedding

there are more pictures here http://jpfaces.zenfolio.com/p930690071

but yeah, thats my baby, and I am very proud of her!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Cats suck, well, at least mine does... on: August 23, 2010 08:22:05 PM
pretty neat!

my mums old cat Ollie used to suck on my mums finger when she was stressed out and what not...it was a bit gross but really funny
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What would you do with a gas mask? on: April 28, 2010 03:18:16 PM
turn them into nightmare kazoos


or send one to me...... Roll Eyes
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gothic Arches on: March 30, 2010 05:24:05 PM
Sister Steampunk is all sorts of amazing! I love her!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My gnome plushie, he has big dreams... on: March 25, 2010 04:17:13 PM

do want!

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: The Yeti & The Narwhal! on: March 24, 2010 07:01:38 PM


this is made of win!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: The Hero of Canton... the man they call Jayne! on: March 12, 2010 03:14:59 PM
best ever!!!! i feel like that would be greatly appreciated in my house!

now i need to make myself a jayne hat!!
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: 1870sish Ballgown(lotsofpictures) on: March 12, 2010 01:43:12 PM
thank you to everyone!!

this one was actually not for any credit....i just wanted to make and new one and build up my portfolio
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: 1870s Ball Gown on: March 08, 2010 04:27:14 PM
oh hay.....i like yer dress! Grin
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / 1870s Victorian Bustle Ballgown on: March 07, 2010 02:25:30 PM

Oh haaay... you might remember me posting a Ballgown last year(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289051.0)....welll this year, i made another one!
This year(it was on Feb. 13th), our ball began to swing toward the 1870's and the early Bustle era, and as a costume design student in her junior year of uni, i have portfolio building on the brain. Unlike last years Ballgown which was made as part of a class, this years was done as an outside project....Alright then enough rambling, on wards to the pictures!!

so I tired to take pictures of my process...but i think my professor still may have some on her camera, but these are the ones that i have.

bodice, and sleeve fitting....which btw was the most annoying part of the whole process!

all of the seam allowance and facing edges were stitched down to the flat-lining fabric by hand

i used 3 appliques that i got at a fabric outlet in lancaster, which were hand sewn down

Bodice done with contrast fabric draped around the form to see how it looked together... i remember doing a giddy dance when i saw how great it looked together...

when it comes to the skirt i have no process pictures what so ever....it was most frusterating, i managed to put it together inside out and backwards once, it was a mess.... but anyway, it turned out loverly in the end, and now onto the photos!

the really nice shots taken by a professor on campus(there should be more on the way)

this is myself and my professor

other misc. shots

i sewed through the tip of my pointer finger sewing that trim on! it has since healed nicely, if you were wondering!

umm yeah, so there she is, it took about three weeks or so, i tried logging the actual hours....but it got a bit overwhelming, soo...lets say a lot of them! I used the same pattern i used for my other one, the skirt was a basic long A-line, the sleeves, i made the pattern for,  the rusching was done by machine, and sewn on by machine, the trim was done by machine as well...except for the stuff on the sides, which i put on by hand... I got loads of complements, apparently it was a hit,  I also got  a few offers to make dresses for people for next year....

and now to begin thinking of something to top this one for next year! ugh
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