Added May 28, 2009
This was a costume made for “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. It is a jacket, a skirt, a dickie, and a hat. The jacket is double-breasted with mutton chop sleeves, and is lined on the inside with green so it can be opened and have green lapels with another skirt for a new outfit. It unfortunatly looks scrunched in the picture. The skirt started as a basic gathered skirt. I pulled all the gathering to the back of the elastic and tacked so it would lay nicely over the bustle. I added the bow bustle to the back, as well as the ruffle along the bottom and strips of fabric to channel a traditional embelished victorian skirt. The hat I made by covering a simple cap with the jacket material, and adding buttons, tule, and sequins. The dickie was made by cutting the sleeves from a white button-down shirt and halving the collar to create a mandarin collar popular of the time.
My sister, Mariah, who was the actress
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