Tag Archives: Phantom of the Opera

Il Muto Ballet Costume

Several years ago, I embarked on a journey to create doll-sized replicas of all the major costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. This is the sewing diary for one I just completed: the mint-green and pink … Continue reading

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Replicating a Costume

Have you ever wanted to copy a favorite costume from TV, film, or theater? Replicating an entire costume can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! In this two-part article, I’ll outline the five steps of reproducing a costume, and then demonstrate … Continue reading

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Improving Theatrical Costumes

Are you in charge of the costumes for an amateur play or musical production? It’s a daunting challenge for anyone! In this three-part series of articles, we’ll discuss all manner of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your theatrical … Continue reading

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Silk Habotai

Saturday’s Stash: Silk Habotai   Silk habotai (also known as China silk) is an extremely lightweight silk. It’s often used for linings, but it can also work for floaty summer skirts, thin blouses, and evening wear, provided you line it … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera Costume Exhibit

When Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera came to town, it brought a traveling exhibit of costumes! In this two-part article, we’ll examine six gorgeous costumes designed by Maria Bjornson: the Footman’s livery, a Hannibal slavegirl ballet outfit, Piangi’s Hannibal armor, … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—Masquerade

Sunday’s Someday Projects: The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—Masquerade As you know, I’ve been sewing miniature versions of the costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Phantom of the Opera. These costumes are for Gene Marshall, a 15.5″ … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature: Hannibal Ballet Costume

This new sewing diary chronicles the making of the Hannibal Ballet Costume, one in a series of doll-sized costumes inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Sewing Diary—The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature: Hannibal Ballet … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—White Dressing Gown

Sunday’s Someday Project: The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—White Dressing Gown Previously, I mentioned my plans to make each of the major costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. First, the Hannibal Ballet costume and the … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—Hannibal Ballet Costume

Sunday’s Someday Projects: The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—Hannibal’s Ballet Costume & Elissa’s Skirt In October 2011, I attended a live screening of the 25th anniversary performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. It was phenomenal! … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera Costumes in Miniature—”Point of No Return”

Wednesday’s Project The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—”Point of No Return”—Completed! Awhile back I posted about my plans to make a series of outfits for the Gene doll: costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. (Please … Continue reading

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