Saturday, May 9, 2009
Just in case we were getting bored with doublets and lace, we are also working on some military uniforms.
There are two of these that I am cutting, one in green and one in black.
This show goes on stage on Tuesday, and is part of a quick change rehearsal on Monday, so we still have some work to do before it is worn.
I need to make a little adjustment to the sleeve since I notice a bit of a vertical drag line. Otherwise, it is close to being finished. We just need to add insignia and rank and regiment patches, cut open the buttonholes, sew on the buttons and put the buckle on the belt. The matching trousers were fairly simple- basic military style with a ribbon down the outseam, side pockets, belt loops.
The trick will be changing into this from full fatigues in about one minute and thirty seconds. That is a change out of a fatigue shirt, tan t-shirt, canvas belt, pants, combat boots, and beret into dress trousers and belt, dress shirt, tie, shoes, jacket with belt and hat.
We'll see how that goes!