Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween Request

Well, My little one has put in her request for this year's outfit. 

We have done the Lobster.

The Fancy French Hen.

The Peacock.

And Now....  Drum Roll Please......................

The Tree Frog.

Sophia has been fascinated with The Princess and the Frog Movie since we took her on her birthday last year opening day.  So I took advantage of that and made my version of a Tiana Dress for her to wear to Disney when we went.  She loved it and was a hit.  Now she wants a frog costume, but not the movie frogs.  She wants to be a tree frog, but not just the ordinary tree frog.  a Purple Tree frog with red eyes, and pink and blue spots.  So we hit up Hancock Fabrics when they had their anniversary 53% off sale and purchased the required colors in fleece.  I will be drafting a tree frog costume in the next couple of weeks.  Pictures and production photos to follow.

What interesting Halloween costumes have you been requested to make for your friends and family? 
Any photos? 
Suggestions to make a great tree frog?  

Happy Sewing!

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Acquisitions.

New acquisitions.

Alert. Alert.  Alert.

I received some great vintage pattern this past week in larger sizes.  I can't wait to post some pics, and start working on some of these items for my wife, and drafting a companion piece for my daughter.  There would be some GREAT looks for church outfits, or even date night.

One of my favorite pieces that I have had a chance to look at isn't even a dress.  It is an Apron.  I think I will be working it into a skirt or dress pattern though.  It is GREAT.  Pics to come soon, once I figure my scanner out.

Enjoy your first fall weekend.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Full Monty

Enjoy some pictures from another show that I costumed and starred in, The Full Monty.  Although I didn't get the part I auditioned for, I had some great songs to sing.  This was a fun show to be in, and because of where we performed it, there were of course, a few changes made.  The language was cleaned up a bit, and it was more of the 90% Monty.  What with the flood lights at the end of the show, and the red drawers left on the stage at the end of the show, it was enough for the imagination.

Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions or comments. 

The Guys from the mill.
Hi.  I'm Malcolm.  I live at home with my mother.
I need a friend.
That's my car.

On the town

What does he have that I don't.  A JOB.
Whoa there fella.
Can I bum a cig?
This is how you kill yourself.
I put my finger in a socket once.  Hurt real bad, but it didn't kill me though.
You need a rock, a big ... rock.
OOOhhh, like Carly Simon once sang....
I've got FRIENDS.
Ma, don't worry. 

Dance class.
Life with Harold.
Step, Step, cha cha cha.
This one time....
Big Black Man
Oh Yeah.
Jeannette's showbiz number
You're hired.
Can you believe those guys

You Walk With Me.
Is it the wind, over my shoulder
We have to wear what?
Looking SHARP.
Ba dum dum Ba
Let It Go!
In Unison
Still together.
Wait for it...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"La Cage Aux Folles"

Readers, sit back, relax, take a sip of your favorite beverage, and BEHOLD!  La Cage Aux  Folles.

Our Emcee for the evening, George.

Le Cagelle!
Bitterness personified.
We Are What We Are.

Bonjour.  It's rather Gaudy, but it's also rather GRANDE.

Yes I Can Can Can...

?.... You decide

I feel Pretty.

The Silent Song Birds.

Jean-Luc with Ann on My Arm

The Dindon's meet Jean Luc and Jacob
I have to what?
Ladies and Gentleman....
ZaZa the great

Here is another fun show that I was able to costume and be a part of.  I do not recommend it though.  It was very hard to tackle so much with such a large cast, plus an entire show to learn.  It was great though.  One of my favorite parts to play.  This show has such a sense of family involved with it, it was a pleasure to be a part of.  When it came down to it, we made it work. 

I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked of my FAB-U-LOUS costumes that were made for me.  I picked the designs, but had a wonderful seamstress construct them for me, as I am not so good at grading sizes yet.  I am working on it for other people, but not myself t that time.  I am planning on doing a photo shoot at a later date, of all the costumes, accessories and wigs that were used for this production, although, I can guarantee you that I won't be doing any man-scaping for the photo shoot the way I did for the production.