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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The History of Fashion on Pinterest

Costume Creation on Pinterest

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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SEWING & CRAFTING FURNITURE CONSIDERATIONS

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THE RIGHT SEWING AND CRAFTING FURNITURE & CABINETRY

Choosing the right sewing, serging and crafting furniture is important.  We’ve created a checklist of aspects and features to consider before shopping and investing in furniture that is likely to be a lifetime investment.  ~ShopJoya

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Construction

When choosing sewing furniture and cabinetry, look for units made of/with quality materials and quality workmanship.  Choose a manufacturer with a high level of customer satisfaction.  Top quality hardware and modern drawer pulls make a significant difference over the life of the furniture.

Assembly

Many sewing and crafting furniture manufacturers ship products requiring some or full assembly.  For most of us this becomes a difficult, if not impossible task.  For this reason, look for a manufacturer who will ship furniture that is fully-assembled.

Sylvia sewing furniture and cabinetry products come fully assembled!

Ease of Movement

Ease of movement is critical for those who sew and craft.  Choose furniture with center-of-the-needle sitting position, which increases visibility and decreases back strain. Also beneficial are commercial grade casters to make your cabinet easy to move, or remain securely in place.

Casters - For ease of cabinetry movement
Casters – For ease of cabinetry movement

Ergonomics

Do your back, neck and shoulders a favor!  Choose sewing cabinetry with the Rudersburg Lift.  This lift will allow you to move your machine to the desired position and effortlessly raise your sewing machine or serger from the bottom closed position to the flat sewing position.  See video about The Rudersburg Lift at the end of this post.

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THE RUDERSBURG LIFT

Design/Finish

Visually beautiful finishes are important, but equally important in purchasing sewing furniture is to choose a unit that is durable, heat, scuff, scratch and stain resistant as well as cabinetry that is completely finished front to back, inside and out.

Expandability

Sewing furniture and cabinetry best meets the changing needs of those who sew and craft by offering expandability.  When shopping, choose a unit that you can configure to meet your needs, as well as offering the option of adding pieces, such as additional sections, cabinet doors, drawers, etc.

Warranty

The purchase of sewing, serging and crafting furniture & cabinetry is truly a long-term

and likely a lifetime investment!

Choose a manufacturer that stands behind their product with a lifetime warranty.

Sylvia offers a lifetime Warranty!
Sylvia offers a lifetime Warranty!

Our recommendation for the finest in sewing, serging and crafting furniture is

Sylvia Sewing Cabinets by Sylvia Design.

To learn more about and purchase these products, click link below:

VIEW SYLVIA DESIGN PRODUCTS HERE

VIDEO:  The Rudersburg Lift

CREATING WHAT WE WEAR

CREATING WHAT WE WEAR

I once was a plain jean jacket….

until I was transformed into a symphony of glitter and lace! 

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Our most popular board on Pinterest is “CREATING WHAT WE WEAR.”  We love the unlimited possibilities of transforming clothing that is damaged, out-of-date, not a good fit or in need of decoration.

With imagination, a good sewing machine, a few scraps of fabric and notions, any level of seamstress can create fashion for self, for others and for business.

More inspirations and clothing transformations can be found at link below:

CREATING WHAT WE WEAR 

ANNOUNCING Shop Joya Magazine

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WELCOME!  We are proud to announce the publishing of ShopJoya Magazine where we will be bringing the public information, education and inspiration via articles, images, videos and links for those who design and create with fabric and  those who design and create beautiful and healthy home environments.  Thank you for visiting and following.  ~ The Staff of ShopJoya