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Jul 05

Vintage enamel topped table!

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I am so ridiculously excited about this table, I can’t EVEN (as the kids say). I’ve been on a fix-it-up kick in our house this year – we’ve lived here for 10 years, so I figured it was time to start decorating. I bought this table on Craigslist, and couldn’t be happier with it. Eventually …

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Apr 14

New ‘Effigy’ corset – 16th c. pair of bodies

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It has been at least five years (ack!) since I made my first late 16th c. pair of bodies, and it was time for an update for a number of reasons.  I love that pair of bodies – but it’s a bit too small for me now, and the silk – although pretty – doesn’t …

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Feb 24

16th c. Fitted Jacket

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late 16th c. embroidered silk jacket.  Done in commercially embroidered pink silk, lined in brown linen.  I did a chain stitch along the seamlines for a nice contrast.  Done as a proof-of-concept for the pattern – I have some wonderful redwork silk that will be a jacket at SOME point. My pattern needs a bit …

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Dec 25

Stop Kiss – Final Production Photos – April 2013

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‘Stop Kiss’ – William Peace University Theatre – April 2013 written by: Diana Son Directed by: Kenny Gannon Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Set Design: Sonya Drum Technical Director: David Jensen     TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Mar 01

‘Alice in Wonderland’ – November, 2012

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ – North Carolina State University, November, 2012 Adapted and Directed by: Jayme Mellema.  Costume Design:  Laura Parker, Em Rossi, John McIlwee, and Maggie Briggs.  Lighting Design: Joshua Reeves.  Set Design: Jayme Mellema. ‘Alice’ was like no other show I’ve ever worked on – the sheer amount of artistry and creativity that took …

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Feb 22

Godspell – Final Production Photos

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Godspell – William Peace University – October, 2012 Director: Kenny Gannon.  Costume Design:  Laura Parker.  Set Design: Sonya Drum.  Lighting Design: Jenni Becker.  Sound Design: Stevan Dupor. Everyday people, finding community – that was the concept behind the costume design for William Peace University’s production of ‘Godspell’.  The set, designed by Sonya Drum, was based …

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Feb 01

Tutorial: How to do a rolled hem by hand

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One of the most challenging, frustrating fabrics to work with (at least, for ME) is chiffon.  Over the years I’ve learned various tips and tricks to working with it – some quick and dirty (machined hems!), and some time-consuming, but beautiful.  One of the prettiest techniques is doing a rolled hem by hand.  It’s a little …

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Nov 30

“Tudor Tailor” kirtle – progress!

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Our little SCA household’s weekly A&S evenings took a hiatus over the summer.  We decided that enough was enough – and we have started getting together on a more regular basis again, which is lovely!  Both because I get to spend time with some of my favorite ladies in the world, AND because it really …

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Nov 21

Alice in Wonderland – Queen of Hearts

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I feel like I’ve lived in Wonderland the past month or so – NCSU has been furiously working on a production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  Besides our wonderful student actors, it features puppets, projections, and some amazing costume pieces.  More detail later, but here’s the gown I designed and built for the Queen of Hearts …

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Oct 01

Circle/Mirror/Transformation – William Peace University – September 2012

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‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’ – William Peace University – September, 2012 Directed by: Kenny Gannon.  Costume Design: Laura Parker.  Lighting Design: Jenni Becker.  Set Design: Sonya Drum. WPU’s production of ‘Circle, Mirror, Transformation’ was a truly intimate experience for the audience – chairs set up directly on stage, with the actors mere inches away and mirrors …

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