Earlier this year, Ben (my ever-helpful assistant and model) and I moved to our own place in Halifax. A major perk of the new place is the second bedroom, or as I now like to call it, my very own work space!
Tinkerbell TutuCosplay, Costume Construction
Hello folks! Despite the long blog hiatus I have, in fact, had a few sewing projects on the go – the first of which I shall share with you now.
A friend of mine asked if I could make her a tutu, like the one I’d made on my course, for a hen night Tinkerbell costume. I happily agreed, but as this exchange originally took place during the tipsy walk between venues on a Halifax night out, the reality of agreeing to make a tutu didn’t sink in until a few days later. A tutu? A proper one? Ready in two weeks’ time? Gulp. Okayyy… I’ll give it a go!
Eureka! My costumes in the news!Costume Construction, Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Realised Design
I’ve been terribly neglectful of my two-year-old project, but I figure it’s only worth posting when I’ve got something worthy of posting, if you know what I mean. And since I haven’t been sewing lately (bad Rebecca), here’s the next best thing: two of my Ancient Greeks costumes in the Yorkshire Post!
The Trouble with Gussets…Costume Construction, Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Realised Design
…is that if you don’t put them in to start with, you’ll need to go back and add them later!
Going Greek! Part 2: Himations & TunicsCostume Construction, Costume History, Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Fashion History, Realised Design
Yassou! Kalimera! (That’s out of our Ancient Greek script, and they mean “hello!” and “good morning!” in Greek.) Welcome to Part 2 of the Greeks, in which we explore ancient menswear.
First, the tunic! Or chitoniskos if you want to be technical about it. A chitoniskos is basically a big Ancient Greek tee shirt, as seen on vase paintings like this: