These are videos of me showing you how to do each technique just like we learn in class. These techniques were used to create the above projects.
Everything you see below is student produced. Each show has some portion that is made entirely by students. I try to get photos of them working on their projects so you can see just how much work they do. Most of the students who take my class have never used a sewing machine before. We learn how to use the machines and how to do a few basic stitches and then the students are given projects to help them master those techniques. They work on their projects during class time. In the afternoon they come back for lab hours and use what they learned to build the costumes for the shows. Some shows are mostly pulled from stock and only require minor alterations to fit the actors while some shows we build almost everything from scratch. My goal is to design the shows in such a way that they students are capable of building all the costumes by themselves. For more photos of costumes built by students, head on over to the production archive to see 20 years worth of costumes made by students.
Student Projects, Spring 2020
Due to the pandemic, we didn't get to build costumes for the opera or the last show. They also didn't get to do their draping project. So here's their paper projects that we did instead.
Iconic Character Project
Student Projects, Fall 2019
This is the build for Truffaldino's costume from Servant of Two Masters. It was literally a group project.
Halloween in the Costume Shop
From left to right and top to bottom: Micah, DeAndre, Rebecca, Jessica, Rosie, Anna, Charlie, Jaden, Avery.
Here are the students working on their Midterm Projects: Draping a Bodice.
Marques was dressed as himself, Chandler was Kelly Parker, Ashton was Yu Narukami, Russell was Lucas from Stranger Things Season 2, I was Edna Mode from The Incredibles, Kade was Edgar Allen Poe, and Mattie was Bob Ross.