Saturday, September 27, 2008
Down to the Wire
60's bell bottoms and architectural designed shirt for Allister, the Interior Decorator
French Maid costume for Sylvie the housemaid
Dress for Miss Wilkerson--she needs a wrap dress, because it becomes unwrapped in a hurry, and right on stage! Guess why? Ha, that wasn't hard to guess!
Looking at these costumes, you get the feeling that "Move Over, Mrs. Markham" is definitely not for the kiddos! Yes, leave them at home, because this bedroom comedy is very much adult. Nighties and naughty undies abound and are a focal point on stage, easy to do in the lingerie department as costuming for this play!
I was down to the wire to finish these costumes, tomorrow is my deadline. I finished at 11:15 p.m. tonight, putting the last bit of lace on the apron of Sylvie the Maid's costume. I'm a mess when it comes to procrastination, my built in sense of timing lets me goof off just long enough to give me exactly the amount of time I need to finish my job. When it comes to big costuming jobs, I usually am finished about 1 hour before the opening night curtain. I still have some things to do for Move Over Mrs. Markham, but generally I am finished with the big stuff.
So tonight the adrenaline is flowing, and even though I sewed most of the day and into the night, I cannot fall asleep. It will make for a very tired day tomorrow (I mean later today, since it is 1 in the morning as I write this). But I'll sleep sooner or later, knowing my latest costuming gig is about to be wrapped up.
What do you think--like the products?
Note to seamstresses: Wrap dresses take 30 minutes from start to finish, I'll have to explore that option for myself soon! I started at the beginning of the 5:00 p.m. news, and was finished before it was over, how's that for a quick project?