COSTUME CREATION EXTRAORDINAIRES

COSTUME CREATION EXTRAORDINAIRES

Millions upon millions of people each year flock to live theater performances at locations across the planet.  The Stratford Festival of Ontario, Canada is an event that stands in a class by itself.  People are in awe of the collective talent who create the productions offered there, but often are not often aware of the amazing creativity and artistry that goes on behind the scenes.

In the video below, step into the creative process behind the scenes of wardrobe and costume creation, from concept to the stage by the designers and sewists of The Stratford Festival.

29 yards of fabric

90 unique cuts

11,500 feet of thread

140 hours of sewing

100 dress pleats

18 feet of boning ….

….one stunning dress!

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VIDEO:  Wardrobe at the Stratford Festival ~ Behind the Scenes:

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The Stratford Festival 2016 Information

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1879 Worth Gown for Alice Wade Everett

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1879 Worth Gown for Alice Wade Everett

Held at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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Crime Scene Quilts

CRIME SCENE QUILTS

As a former assistant prosecuting attorney currently in private practice, Vickie Hylton often hears from child protective services workers who describe children being carried from crime scenes or abusive homes with only the clothes on their back.

“It’s bad enough you’re being taken away from your home without anything you own,” Hylton said. “Sometimes you don’t even get to take your shoes or coat.”

So, since the spring of 2015, Hylton and her mother, Judy Davis, have been working on making child-size quilts for officers with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department to wrap the children in, and hopefully provide some support when they come across them during traumatizing calls.

– See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/life/20151211/quilts-to-bring-comfort-to-children-at-crime-scenes#sthash.siILXVCV.k4QzkmGZ.dpuf

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DIY HOLIDAY CANDLESTICKS

DIY HOLIDAY CANDLESTICKS

We love the holidays.

We love creativity.

We love DIY.

We love crafting.

We love simplicity.

We love affordability.

We love candlelight.

The video below combines all of these in one tutorial that will illustrate how to turn basic wine glasses into holiday candlesticks.

Materials:

Wine Glasses

Candles

Pinecones

White Craft Glue & Paint Brush

Glue Gun & Glue

Artificial Snow

Holiday Card Stock Paper

Scissors

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The Sewing Spider

A sewing lesson from The Spiders ~

Did You Make That?

spider web

How long does it take a spider to become really good at webs?

I was chatting with a friend at the weekend. She’s probably a couple of years into her sewing career and we discussed some of the challenges. ‘Part of it,’ I said, ‘is that you just need to get a lot of sewing hours under your belt.’

There’s a popular conceit that it takes 10,000 hours to become really good at something. Is this true? After five years of sewing, I’m nowhere near that! But I do think that better sewing is about more sewing.

I realised it might help to touch on some of the frustrations my friend has felt as she’s patiently taught herself how to sew.

I Sew Clothes That I Don’t Wear

This is really common. You toil for hours to complete an item … and then it languishes in a drawer. Why? There are two main answers: you’re…

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FLASH MOB – QUILTS OF VALOR

FLASH MOB FOR VETERANS – QUILTS OF VALOR

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APQS organized a flash mob at AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines

to honor veterans for their service and raise awareness of Quilts of Valor (QOV).

If you’re a longarm quilter,

please consider volunteering your machine quilting skills to help finish quilts.

You can read more about this effort here: http://bit.ly/1Hyh49a

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FLASH MOB FOR VETERANS AND QUILTS OF VALOR:

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How to #Thread an #Embroidery Needle Tutorial Video From ChellyWood.com #Crafty

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The next part of our Swedish traditional costume is the neckerchief. (I’ll be posting the free pattern next week.) I embroidered mine with little flowers, so I’m going to share a few embroidery videos and tips with you, so you can make a neckerchief like mine, if you so desire.

If you like my free patterns and tutorials, please show your appreciation by doing one of the following: like my tutorial on FB, tweet about it, and/or pin it to your Pinterest page. That way you’re helping to spread the word that these free, printable sewing patterns exist.

All of my free, printable sewing patterns can be found on this page. In addition to embroidery basics, like this video shows, I have a number of other embroidery videos, like my whipstitch tutorial and my backstitch tutorial. Click on those links to see them.

Please come back next week…

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