Sunday, November 02, 2008
...and all the men and women merely players...
If "all the world's a stage", I spend most of my sewing time preparing costumes for myself. I switched gears this weekend to create a "monk" costume for use by community theater in Philadelphia. The actor for whom this was created is a taller and bigger man than Nick. But Nick, my wonderful husband and a good sport, agreed to model the outfit, and although it's a bit big on him, I think it looks pretty good!
This monk outfit consists of a long hooded robe, topped by a separate capelet. The fabric is a heavy poly blend (mystery gabardine), and it took me quite a few hours to sew this thing. I added extra touches, such as heavy stabilization at the neckline using twill tape, and extra reinforcement at the openings. This costume will be worn at least 13 times, and I want it to hold up through the last performance!
I am thrilled whenever I get a chance to use my new "SuperDuper Kick @SS" automatic hemming machine, which made short work of the hem on this robe!
Nick says "Monks don't smile". Even when not smiling, Nick's pretty cute, isn't he?