We have a local studio, Arts Alive, that does the most amazing drama productions with middle and high school age kids. The program director is a creative genius; he writes the plays and builds the sets and then directs the plays. Whew! It makes me tired just thinking about all he does! One of the moms is a professional seamstress and she makes sure that there are unique, detailed, and historically accurate costumes for every performer in every play. I want to be her someday!
This spring, they will be doing a play set at the turn of the 20th century, in the Edwardian era. You'll be in the right era if you think about the costuming in Mary Poppins or Titanic. Or if you look at these pictures:
At least I think those are right; I'll have a better idea in a few weeks.
The thing is, the studio has never done a production from this time period before, so every single costume is going to have to be made, new! Here's where I come in! I will be working as an assistant costumer to help create costumes for the 52 (yes, 52!) actors and actresses, some of whom will have costume changes. I am so excited I could explode! Costumes are my very favorite thing to sew, and period costumes to boot? I am in heaven! We'll be starting in a few weeks after they get the production cast. Until then, I just get to think happy costume thoughts.