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professionalpineapple
« on: March 10, 2010 09:09:50 PM »

Hello all! I've recently been appointed costume mistress for a production of Twelfth Night, and I'm a bit puzzled on what sort of fabric I'd like to use. Most of my designs are structured bodices with draped skirts, and are sort of a rennaissance/victorian mix. (I know all the period costumers just cringed! I did too, but I'm working with a fairly small budget and I need at least 4 major costumes from scratch in a few weeks. The audience won't know the difference anyway, as long as they look "historical".)

The theater we're in is quite small and intimate, so I'd like something that will sew up nicely, and also be a sturdy base for embellishment. I'm thinking that gabardine would be nice, as it doesn't wrinkle and it drapes pretty well. I haven't worked with it much, though, so I'm not really sure if it's really what I want. I'd like to stay away from pure cotton or linen, because I'd like to avoid ironing as much as possible.

Any suggestions? What has worked really well or really poorly for you?
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010 11:51:59 AM »

I'd go with Home Decor fabrics.  It drapes just like fabric from the time.  It also comes in the patterns you would see, like big stripes or the "pineapple" pattern.  the pineapple looks like two vines twisting around each other.
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