Friday, November 29, 2013

Corset mockup

As promised here is one of the mockups of the corsets for the Rivals.

Monday, November 25, 2013

So, no fanny packs. Sew no fanny packs.

The rain and an extreme aversion to overt excessive capitalism prevented me from procuring ANY photos of fanny packs. Meh. However, the conference was awesome and while I was away Fiona got all three (All 3!) corset mockups done. And several people finished their pants, pockets and all. I am definitely going away more often. Will post photos of mockups soon.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Uh oh

 I have my camera. I have my super stealth attitude and I am ready to go. Wha what?! IT'S RAINING. Will people have their beautiful expressions of individuality and practicality covered with rain ponchos??  I am heading out. Wish me luck and p mentally push those rain clouds away.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Live from Orlando

I am at the Sloan c conference for online learning. "Why should I care?", you may be asking yourself. Because tomorrow night I will be attending Mickey's Very Christmas Party at Walt Disney World. "And....?" AND I am making it my personal goal to photograph as many fanny packs as is humanly possible. If you want to try to win a prize, leave a guess in the comments as to how many fanny packs you think I'll be able to photograph in 4 hours. Whoever gets closest will win. Follow me on Instagram  at constinks for updates!
Good luck!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Poetics of Space

POETICS OF SPACE, a dance concert
Artistic Directors: Gretchen Studlien-Webb and Maria Urrutia
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Performing Arts Center
Tickets $12-$15, General Admission
November 15, 8:00 p.m.
November 16, 2:00 p.m.
November 16, 8:00 p.m.
University Dance Company’s annual fall concert, Poetics of Space, includes work by current WCU dance faculty, and guest artists from the Philadelphia metro area and beyond.

Some nice cross-hatching.

Hi Gang, not much going on in the shop. Except measurements for the spring productions. We are all looking forward to the UDC dance show which opens TOMORROW with a student preview for JUST $5. Don't miss this sexy show.
In our costume construction courses we have started our pajama pants.  So exciting. 
In practicum, we have started to panic that we don't have enough time in the next few weeks to finish our hours. But we do. Get five quick ones in on Saturday the 23 at the Bank from 9-2.
And here is a pretty rendering with some awesome cross-hatching.
Walter Plunkett costume sketch for Katharine Hepburn from Christopher Strong (1933). (The sketch was likely done well after the movie was filmed)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fort Kick AStar Star

For some reason my shop supervisor feels the need to barricade her door.... And guard it with a wizard-rat. Sheesh. Hostile work environment, anyone?

DYE for Dance

We had some fun on Monday dying YARDS and Yards of silk.

Come see it next week in the Poetics of Space Dance concert!~

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Halloween week!

We just closed a successful run of Godspell and have a little time before the dance concert opens. 
So this week will be time for a little more organizing and a LOT OF SUGAR! 
Remember to RSVP for the soirĂ©e on Thursday and sign up to bring something if you wish. I know we will have guest appearances from Rocky, Link, clowns, vampire brides, and witches. Check back later in the week for photos. Meanwhile, brush up on your Halloween trivia to win great (uh not really) PRIZES. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creativity is...

Serging is a joy forever.

And here's an inspirational quote for you, just for stopping by: 
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. 
Art is knowing which ones to keep."
Scott Adams

A thing of beauty.....

Look how pretty the shop is getting!
Buttons all organized and labeled and everything!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How a man's suit should fit

A great visual reference for fitting.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Please welcome our new shop supervisor,
Miss Fiona.
We could not be more excited to have her here.
Stop by and say hello.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Busy busy beavers!

We are seriously busy in the shop this week. Getting ready for costume tech for Come and Go and Endgame this week. Trying to not get too 'anal' as we need to get it all done pretty quickly. And we don't want to be anal beavers, now do we?
Meanwhile here is a photo of some lovely BOX PLEATS.

Friday, September 6, 2013

We are busy!

Sew happy to be sewing.

Measuring for my best friend.