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Oklahoma costumes

Added Jun 6, 2010

by sewingqueen-1

Kanata, Canada






These are some costumes I designed and made for a community theatre production of Oklahoma! The bodice of the brown gingham and orange costume was from a vintage Simplicty pattern child’s top – the skirt was a circular tablecloth.
The yellow dress was cut from Simplicity 2444 with a double ruffle added at the bottom to give it more of a period feel. The blue dress was cut from Simplicity pattern 3723. The remaining child’s dress came completely from my head – I used several cotton valances given to me by my friend’s grandmother and cut and fitted until we had the costume – she loved it!

Material Notes

Orange and brown gingham – cotton/polyester circular tablecloth, vintage brown gingham taffeta
Yellow – cotton print, cotton/polyester broadcloth
Blue – cotton print
Cream print – cotton kitchen valances




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Rayon

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    Jul 20, 2010, 12.36 PMby kajsasyr

    Love it! Reminds me of “little house on the prairie”! I loved that show…

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.32 AMby Lisette O

    Great costumes, especially for a community theatre. (Not implying that community theatre is bad, but the budgets are!)

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      Jun 7, 2010, 01.55 AMby sewingqueen-1

      You are right about that – although this particular group isn’t as rigid as others I’ve worked with, I’m always conscious of the cost!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.22 AMby tamezdc

    Excellent job! You did great on the dress made without a pattern.

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      Jun 7, 2010, 01.56 AMby sewingqueen-1

      Thank-you – the little girl is an absolute doll, so I really wanted to come up with something she would love to wear – and she does – her Mum told me that she didn’t want to give the costume back!

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.35 PMby carterbelle

    These costumes look great! My daughters do community theater and I am always looking for good patterns for that time period.

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