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Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Building Liaisons Costumes Sewing, Needlework and Hats
Makeup2002CorrectiveMvc-006f Lorraine drafts the patterns based on books showing patterns taken from 1780's garments.
Makeup2002CorrectiveMvc-005f 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.
Photos1Mvc-019f her costume at rehearsal
Build3Zorro1 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:
Build1Mvc-004f 1/8" gold mesh fabric
Build1Mvc-005f gold Mylar Xmas tinsel
Build1Mvc-003f 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.
Build1Mvc-010f The extra net is clipped away from the bottom edge, making a gold "lace" elbow ruffle.
Build5Mvc-016f The ruffle on the completed sleeve.
UafcollectionOldbeliver2Mvc-009f 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.
Build3Mvc-003 Photocall picture for
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Build3Mvc-007f Lorraine drafts changes to a coat pattern for Valmont.
Build5Mvc-024f The completed coat made of black satin with bits of a polyester embroidered caftan sewn on as trim.
Build5Mvc-017f Cecile's dress made of a recycled dyed wedding gown, and stretch Panne velvet.
Lorraine hand-quilts a pattern for Tourvel's Petticoat:
Build5Mvc-018fThe top 6" of the skirt has no quilt batting between the layers so that there will not be too much bulk at the waist.
Build7Mvc-005f 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).
Build3Mvc-010f Making Emilie's hat.
Valmont's coat is made of a sari.
Build6Mvc-013f 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.
Build6Mvc-015f Edge pieces are also used to make the collar, cuffs and pocket flaps.
To be continued...
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