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Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Building Liaisons Costumes Sewing, Needlework and Hats
Lorraine drafts the patterns based on books showing patterns taken from 1780's garments.
Erin sews a stuffed "rump" for one of the ladies. Stuffed rumps replaced "pannier" hoops during the 1780's.
Carrie (Tourvel) models the custom-made corset, petticoat and rump all the women in Liaisons will wear under their outer costumes.
her costume at rehearsal
We just bought this cane for Rosamonde and the Swords for Danceny & Valmont at a very low price from www.popularlink.com.
Making gold lace:
1/8" gold mesh fabric
gold Mylar Xmas tinsel
The net is taped to a paper pattern of the design and then Mylar is stitched with big stitches through the net, making an oversize gold lace pattern that "reads" onstage.
The extra net is clipped away from the bottom edge, making a gold "lace" elbow ruffle.
The ruffle on the completed sleeve.
Straw and Mylar hat for Mme. Rosamonde
Valmont's vest is made from an Indian skirt from Value Village. Lorraine cuts the vest of muslin, then applies sections of the embroidered pattern to the muslin so that it looks like it was embroidered in a single piece.
Photocall picture for
Lorraine drafts changes to a coat pattern for Valmont.
The completed coat made of black satin with bits of a polyester embroidered caftan sewn on as trim.
Cecile's dress made of a recycled dyed wedding gown, and stretch Panne velvet.
Lorraine hand-quilts a pattern for Tourvel's Petticoat:
The top 6" of the skirt has no quilt batting between the layers so that there will not be too much bulk at the waist.
The waistband has the skirt cartridge pleated to the sides and back (flat in front) to deal with the bulk of the fabric (two layers of muslin & one of silk, folded over).
Making Emilie's hat.
Valmont's coat is made of a sari.
The edge is cut off from the sari, the coat made from the middle pieces, and then the edge is reapplied in a curve with small tucks on the inside edge to make the pattern flow as if it were embroidered in a curve.
Edge pieces are also used to make the collar, cuffs and pocket flaps.
To be continued...
Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Theatre UAF
Eighteenth Century French Fashion Plates in Full Color
Men's Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century Costume : Cut and Fashion
The Art of Dress : Fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820
Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century
Period Costume for Stage & Screen : Patterns for Women's Dress 1500-1800
Fitting & Proper
The Culture of Clothing : Dress and Fashion in the 'Ancien Regime' (Past and Present Publications)
Fashion in Detail : From the 17th and 18th Centuries
The Cut of Women's Clothes, 1600-1930
Silk Designs of the Eighteenth Century : From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The History of Underclothes The History of Underclothes
Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwoman's Dresses and Their Construction: c.1660-1860
The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France
Hair & Wigs for the Stage : Step by Step
Dangerous Liaisons (Widescreen Edition)
Madame De Pompadour : Sex, Culture and Power
Baroque & Rococo: Art & Culture
2pc Mesh Embroidered Corset with Matching Thong
Garden Pavilions and the 18th Century French Court
Dramatic Works of the Marquis de Sade
Amazon.com Dangerous Liaisons Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century (Metropolitan Mu
Beads in Fashion 1900-2000
Embroidered Saree (Madhavi)