Sunday, February 17, 2013

A quick update

I finished Dorothy! And I did not take a single picture! This is how crazy things have been! But don't worry there will be plenty of pictures when the show starts. I did all the binding like I wanted and it turned out perfect and a perfect fit! The actress was thrilled.

I will show you the bolero I'm still working on for Glinda to wear. It looks great with the dress we are using. I will take pictures soon. Here is the pattern Burda 7686. It turns out while I have tons of bolero patterns they were all for knits and I really didn't have the time to think about allowing  ease and so on, so I bought one for wovens.

It turns out I won't be making the lion's costume which gives me more time for the 18 capelets I am making for the Poppies to wear to simulate being covered with snow. I will be making view A from this super cute reprint of a 1948 pattern.

Can I tell you what a wonderful chaotic, fun, and exhilarating day I had yesterday? The lady who has the majority of the costumes we use came in and we fitted the majority of the cast (close to a 100!) Later will come adding those details that finish a look and repairing and final fittings. I am very lucky to have the help of another mom who is creative as well as fun and easy to get along with and she can also handle a needle when necessary!

I apologize for my lack of commenting on your blogs, I will have a lot to read when the craziness dies down! I hope that you are all well and creating some wonderful garments for me to admire later on!


  1. Madre mia, que trabajo te espera mas el que ya has tenido. Ya nos enseñaras fotos! Un beso y animo

  2. 18 capelets? that's crazy!!! It sounds like you're very excited and having fun! Mom of the Year once more!

  3. I love your creativity. The kids are so lucky to have you. Looking forward to the show pics!

  4. How fun! So glad the Dorothy costume turned out well -- I can't wait to see the performance photos! And BTW, you are definitely crazy to sew 18 capelets!

  5. You are sewing up a storm! I'm sure the production is going to look fantastic.


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