Tag Archives: Replica

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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What to Wear: Rules for Victorian Dressing

Do you know the difference between a Victorian morning dress, afternoon dress, and evening gown? What about a dinner dress vs a ballgown? Do you know what’s appropriate to wear while swimming, skating, playing croquet, or cycling? In this two-part article, we’ll … Continue reading

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Designing Custom Fabric

Thanks to sites like Spoonflower, it’s easy to have your own custom fabric printed. But how do you design it? This two-part tutorial will teach you everything you need to know. First, we’ll introduce you to the concept of tiling, and demonstrate how to digitize … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings Makeover

 I found something amazing at a California thrift store. . . . But it needed a little work to make it shine. A short diary about my makeover of Arwen’s coronation gown, from The Lord of the Rings: The Return … 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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Empire Ballgown for the Gene Doll

Sunday’s Someday Projects: Empire Ballgown for the Gene Doll I recently fell in love with and purchased an evening gown for the 15.5” Gene Marshall doll. It’s a textured copper chiffon with an empire-waist bodice and a princess-seamed skirt with … Continue reading

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