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RED Meets Purple!

Sleepwalk Right Through It Dress
Walk on the Wilde Side Dress

*Cough* *Cough* *Hack* *Hack*

I’ve returned to the living from the land of the lung-funk!  πŸ™‚  Sorry for being so absent from this blog!

As some of you know, I was the costumer for a recent production of RED.

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It was awesome, y’all! πŸ™‚

The play centers around painter Mark Rothko’s two-year struggle to complete a lucrative set of murals for Manhattan’s exclusive Four Seasons restaurant, and his fraught relationship with a seemingly naïve young assistant .  Sadly, you can’t see it, as the production only ran one weekend and is now gone.

However, I needed something cute to wear for opening night!  I chose this hot numba!

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Sexy, no?

We are in some serious polyester granny dress territory here, folks!  :/  The length is awful, the sleeves are poufy, and what’s up with that v-neck bib thing?

There were several changes to make before I hurried off to the museum for my big opening!

First, I got to cutting!

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Chop it!
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Uh, no.

I decided to keep the v-neck bib thingy attached, but made it a muuuch deeper v, so it looks more like a collar.  πŸ™‚

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Deepening that V!
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And now it is gone!

I pinned all my raw edges down, and ran them through my machine!

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Hem time!
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Securing that collar!

And just like that, I was ready for my big premiere!  πŸ™‚

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from granny to gorgeous! πŸ™‚
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Hello there! πŸ™‚

I’m really happy with this one!  I love the stripes, the flowy sleeves, and that fun collar!  πŸ™‚

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Larry the director likes it too! πŸ™‚
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Larry, my fella thinks it’s pretty swell as well! πŸ˜‰
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It’s me! πŸ™‚

Here are some pics from the show (actually, the last dress rehearsal).  Please forgive me for the shoddy photo quality, as these were taken with my humble tablet cam!  :/  I’m glad I thought of bringing it though, as I haven’t seen any other pics from the show yet!

Ken channeling Picasso and/or James Dean in his stripey shirt
Ken and Rothko start a new painting
Ken finishes stretching a canvas while Rothko berates him
Rothko had a rough night.


Sleepwalk Right Through It Dress
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