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Dec 31

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ – November 2013 – Final Production Photos

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ – William Peace University – November, 2013 Directed by: Jason Dula Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Set Design: Sonya Drum Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Technical Direction: David Jensen Faithful to its historical period in Laura Parker’s sumptuous costumes…” – Byron Woods, Independent Weekly Honored among the best of the Triangle …

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Jan 22

‘Tudor Tailor’ kirtle and English Fitted Gown – complete!

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It’s done!  And I must admit, I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out.  Pleased enough that I already have a second ensemble planned out in my head – more neutral tones (a lovely brown/cream herringbone wool for the gown, and something more sedate for the kirtle), which I feel more comfortable in. Atlantia’s Twelfth …

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Jan 15

Entering the Edwardian….


NCSU is producing a production of JB Priestly’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ in February, and our stock of Edwardian fashion is… non-existent.  Since the cast is small, we decided to build the women’s dresses – which means two evening dresses and a maid’s outfit.  Exciting! (More, including the designer’s sketch, on my personal blog here.) This …

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May 04

‘The Arabian Nights’ – North Carolina State University


‘The Arabian Nights’ – adapted by Mary Zimmerman.  Presented by NCSU University Theatre, April 2012 Director: Allison Bergman.  Scenic Design: Jayme Mellema.  Lighting Design: Joshua Reaves.  Technical Director: David Jensen. Costume Design: Laura Parker.  Hair & Makeup Design: John McIlwee. Reviewed in the Independent Weekly – April 18, 2012. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

May 03

Sneak preview – Arabian Nights production photos


We have production shots from Arabian!  I need to flip through them and choose the best – but here’s a sneak preview! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Apr 29

1930’s sheer dress


Production: ‘WMKS: Where Music Kills Sorrow’ – NCSU University Theatre, June 2011. Costume Designer: Jen Dasher Draper/Technician: Laura Parker TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Apr 29

1920’s Silk Voile Jacket


Production: Twelfth Night, NCSU University Theatre, September 2010 Costume Designer: Jen Dasher Draper/Technician: Laura Parker Due to the sheer nature of the silk voile,  the jacket was constructed using a number of different internal finishing techniques, including flat-felled and french seams.  Lots and lots of hand-hemming.  But worth it! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Apr 29

IRCC – Post 2

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Bodice is moving along.  I got the fashion fabric sewn to the lining, flipped, and side seams basted together.  Right now the eyelets aren’t done – I just teased my lacing ribbon through with an awl to see if I was on the right track.  Overall, it’s a good fit  – the bust/underbust are supported. …

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Apr 28

IRCC – Post 1

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This year, I’m participating in the Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge – primarily to get myself out of my sewing rut.  (Well, my sewing-for-myself rut.) Project:  Anyone who has spent any time talking with me about Renaissance clothing knows that I don’t DO fancy-schmancy stuff.  I feel silly wearing it –it feels awkward and just too MUCH.  …

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Apr 25

McCall’s 7345 – Toile


A muslin toile of McCall’s 7345, from the mid 1930’s.  As with the majority of vintage patterns, they were printed one size per envelope – so there is a lot of adjusting one has to do if your actor is larger or smaller than your pattern.  Here, the pattern was on the smaller end of …

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