Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Bit About Work

We've been going through stock recently and I came back across this dress. It was built for the character Mrs. Alving in Ibsen's ghosts, and is based on various dresses and research from 1880. As I do for most period costumes I build for the stage, this one started with the appropriate undergarments.
The design is by Ann Emo. Look at those gorgeous fabrics and how they work together.
I did the patterning and fitting. Both of us researched the time period, Ann from a visual and cultural point of view, me from a pattern and structural point of view.

I'm very pleased with the results.


. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

swoon! taht's glorious!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

...and I should learn how to type!

Mags said...

That is scary gorgeous!!

Romanadvoratrelundar said...

Them's some gorgeous colours. Pity that under-bustle thingy doesn't get more exposure.