1940's Radio Hour
Completed October 2013
Items Made: Jacket, Skirt.
This costume was made for a local college production. The "fun" part was that this show takes place on Christmas Eve in 1940. The production was in October. So buying an appropriate "After 5" ensemble was impossible therefore it had to be made. Add to that, that the only festive fabric at the local fabric stores was the cheap holiday fabric that the fabric stores sell. Oh, and I only had a few days to make it.
The jacket is made from stretch velvet burnout, which I flat lined to muslin to make it not stretchy. And the skirt is made from costume satin, which was the only kind of fabric we could find that worked with the jacket fabric. But I think I managed to pull off something decent.