This month I am lucky enough to be working wardrobe on a modern dance piece at THe Print Room up in London and I’ve gotta say this has to be one of the coolest theatres I have worked in!
And not because it is all modern or huge and well known quite the opposite actually! It’s the cute little theatre down Notting Hill way that you could quite easily walk past not realising what it was. But inside it’s a different story.
Inside it is filled with this quirky style that just makes me feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole. There are quirky stylings everywhere you look, I’ve counted atleast 10 tables that appear to be sprouting from the walls and more mirrors then Debenhams home section!
The best bit is that unique environment doesn’t stop from the of house, the embellishment continues back if house although the colour scheme may get darker the added extras can be found in every hallway and dressing room.
The wardrobe itself is split into a few rooms at the top of the building and is a bit creepy with the bare walls and wooden floorboards and textured wall decorations making me not 100% sure it’s not haunted but it has its own armchair and foot stall (located the other side which I haven’t photographed) so as long as said ghost doesn’t decide to juggle the laundry equipment I’m fine with it 🙂
More crafting for Christmas 🎅🏼 I have created is my lovely Tardis design bags. Each bag pattern is created by hand and ever left plane (well as plain a time-lord flying through space and time can be) or decorated with diamanté embellishments.
Limited number Available from:https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GaleCostumes
Creating some pieces to sell at Christmas the first being my lovely paw print 🐾 gloves!
Knitted by my own hands, even created the pattern myself, these supersoft gloves come in 2 sizes Medium recommended for women and Large recommended for men. Measurement and full description located on my Etsy page, check them out 🙂
Available from: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GaleCostumes
As wardrobe you get a lot of requests some strange, like creating wellies that look like the grinch, and some simple, like this ripped shirt sleeve.
This was a relatively simple transformations, cutting the sleeves to create short sleeves, backing the back of the rip with surplus’s fabric and secure it with some machine darning in the corresponding colour.
Though I am pretty proud of the finished product 🙂
November is upon us and with it comes the Christmas spirit and the wonder that is pantoland and our fun festive jobs 😊
I for one will be spending my Christmas period in a secret magical forest 😉 can’t post images but it should be able to share the view from my workroom.
As I have some free time at the moment, after finishing my tour and before my Christmas job starts full force, I get to work on the next bit of my corset, to give the corset strength and structure I am cording the sides through all 3 layers to add unity to all the layers so the lining isn’t left loose and vulnerable to ripping.
I also added steel bones on the back seam before I add the eyelets for the back lacing, I will also be creating covers spiral boning to attach onto the front for added structure and decoration.
This week equals the end of my dance adventure, last leg of the tour at Sadlers wells, the swankiest venue I have even worked in to date, the backstage monitors were bigger then my TV at home! (and if that’s not swanky then…well I’m probably using that words wrong but it was impressive none the less)
Such a brilliant venue and lovely helpful staff 🙂 the show ran smoothly despite the accessories committing suicide and needing recussitation with needle and thread or worse transplant via sewing machine. The set looks great on the big stage, their electronic fly system moved the props super smoothly and the fancy fog machines added a new dimension to the lights.
Had such fun on this project but looking forward to some time off before I jump into the Christmas job 🙂