Tag Archive: NRACT

Mar 14

1938 Dress – ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’


Costume Designer, Draper, and Technician: Laura Parker I designed the costumes for NRACT’s production of ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ in March, 2011.  Due to budgetary concerns, the majority of the show was Goodwill shopped or borrowed – but I ended up building Blanche’s ‘going out’ dress.  Based of a 1938 Sears catalog image. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Mar 26

1930’s Apron Project

apron copy

For NCSU’s University Theatre production of Dancing at Lughnasa, we’re making some pretty nifty period aprons.  The costume designer, Jen Dasher, pulled some catalog images from the 1930′s and passed them off to me to build.  If you’re ever bored, 1930′s Sears catalogs are really fascinating glimpses into history – and the ad copy is awesome! (Three …

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