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Surrealist Pockets Project at The Costumer's Manifesto Costume Design & Construction '''Surrealist Pockets (3D+10C)'''
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What you will need:
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A suit jacket (male or female)
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Fabric for pocket flaps and lining
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Scissors, pins, hand sewing needle and thread, tailor's chalk or marking pencil.
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Sewing Machine
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Interfacing
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Background: For the character of She in
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[[Shows100pagesSuccess3|The Successful Life of 3]] ,when She returns having been married to a Hollywood producer, I wanted a look that was both successful and goofily sexy. I asked Lorraine Pettit my shop manager if she could take an old jacket from Yahoo Nation
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[[File:PhotosDisk2Mvc-013f.jpg]] and change the collar so it looked more modern and make it pockets that were sexy mouths. She not only did so, but made them all practical pockets.
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'''What To Do:'''
 
 
Render your costume design on paper to give yourself a plan to work towards. You may end up changing your plan slightly, but starting without a plan is definitely a mistake. The instructions below detail how to do lip pockets like those shown, but you may choose to design a different style of pocket (eyes, mouth with teeth, cockroach wings, etc.) and can extrapolate your own process based on your design crossed with the instructions below.
 
 
Find a suit jacket that fits your performer
 
 
Make paper cutouts to try out the design
 
 
Look at the suit from the distance you would see it onstage (this varies based on the size of the theatre) and check it against your original design. Is the design of the cutout big enough to "read" or is it fading away? If it isn't bold enough , go back and keep working on the paper pattern till it looks right to you.
 
 
Once you are happy with yourcutout shapes and their placement on the jacket, trace around them with an appropriate marking tool.
 
 
Next, trim a hole in the jacket approximately 1/4 inch inside your marking, make sure you are on the inside of the line. Next with a needle and thread, turn under and baste the 1/4 on the line you marked. This will leave you a lip shaped hole.
 
 
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Now make your welts. The welts are just two strips of fabric that when doubled will extend 1/2 inch past the corners of the mouth shape and 1/2above or below it.
 
 
Depending on your fabric I would recommend using a light weight interfacing. you will need 2 welts per pocket. Butt the folded edges of you welts together. Slip the welts under your lip shaped hole, the butted edges should be at the corners of the mouth. Hand sew the welts in place using a stitch that doesn't show (aka "blind" stitch).
 
 
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Now for the functional part of the pocket. Wonder why your welts had to extend beyond the edges?? So you will have something to sew the actual innards of the pocket to.Cut a strip of pocket lining that is 1" wider than the mouth opening, and double the desired depth of the pocket plus 2". Attach the two ends of the strip to the welts as shown below, then seam closed the two sides.
 
 
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When it is finished, photograph the jacket and the pocket(s) as jpeg files and post them to your File folder at the class
 
 
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thr254/|eGroup]. Post a message to the group letting everyone know you have posted these pictures so you can get feedback.
 
  
 
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