In honor of our two year anniversary of our production of Le médecin malgré lui, a production that was part of our GounOdyssey season.

Costume Designer, Brooke Stanton, shared her process of making one of the performer’s costumes.

Enjoy this little behind the scenes post, then watch some of the highlights here!

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown: step #1: do a thumbnail sketch.

 

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #2: Unroll 7 yards of sumptuous embroidered taffeta, cut pattern carefully, breathe.

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #3: Serge all edges, pin to form to check for rose placements.

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #4: sew bodice, positioning large rose on center back.

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #5: sew bodice to skirt!

Modeled by Alison Balis

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #6: sew a taffeta sash that looks remarkably like a servant bell pull on Downton Abbey.

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #7: fit & try out on Dan Daly’s amazing set! (Excellent bouquet toss by Jeremy Fisher)

Watch the video here!

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #8: make a taffeta ribbon, section off 3” on alternate sides, sew a parabolic basting stitch. (Sewing is the only math I understand)

 

How to make Lucinde’s dressing gown, step #9: gather ribbon, attach pearls, & hem. Ready for 1st dress tomorrow!

 

And here is the dress in action!

Le médecin malgré lui

Le médecin malgré lui November 2018 Photo by Kathy Wittman