What I’m Up To: Costume Design

Holmes for the holiday from the Cleveland Playhouse

I’ve been super busy and working on a new play. It takes place in the 1930′s era. It’s called The Game’s Afoot, written by Ken Ludwig. And that’s why It’s taking me ages to finish my leather motorcycle jacket! I thought it was going to be an easy job, because we have lots of thirties […]

Cutting a pattern in leather

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Today I’m cutting out my leather jacket. It’s very nerve wracking to cut into expensive leather. You can’t afford to make any mistakes and you only get one chance to sew it right! 1. Examine the leather for any defects. Mark where the defects are on the wrong side so you can avoid them when […]

Fitting The Ziggi Motorcycle Jacket !

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Today’s post is technical. I’ve spent two days fitting the Ziggi Motorcycle jacket and am finally ready to cut  my leather! I thought I’d share how I fitted the pattern. I made an FBA, removed lots of ease from the sleeve, raised the too low for me armholes, and took in the pattern below the […]

French Mime – No Sew Costumes

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A simple no sew costume. A French Mime…. Always chic. You need black pants black suspenders black dance shoes a striped top a black beret white gloves ( not shown) white face makeup and black eyeliner to draw the harlequin lines red lipstick Et Voila!

Handmade duvet set for Gigi : Stashbusting

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I made Gigi a new duvet set for fall. Since I’m still on a fabric diet, I used materials I already had. A sheet from target for the underside of the duvet cover,some cute flannel with a print of little girls I bought at the Black Friday sale at Joann last Thanksgiving, and some blue […]

Make It Mighty Ugly: A Crafty Self Help Book Giveaway

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When I was contacted to review a copy of a new book by Kim Piper Werner called Make It Mighty Ugly, a new book to inspire and help people who are having a hard time developing a creative practice, I didn’t think I would really actually benefit it. I was wrong. I mean, I sew […]