Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wet Behind the Ears

I've been putting off writing this post for a while.
Mostly because I'm nervous.
And that's mostly because it has to do with (GULP) some of my own handiwork appearing in our video.


Let me just start off by saying that I made a victory phone call to my mom when I finally figured out how to thread the sewing machine I received for Christmas. Before this attempt, I have sewn approximately zero wearable items in my life. And somehow I felt confident volunteering to try my hand at sewing clothes for 15 inch tall puppets. *wipes sweat off brow*

This project started off with a trip to the fabric district.

Hint; if you ever head to the fabric district in LA (or, I'm guessing, any other fabric district) bring a bottle of water. And comfortable shoes. And be prepared to be overwhelmed.

Ms. Beck - an amazing sewing/crafting/fabric/creative force

The day itself was inspiring. So many colors and textures popped out to us as "must haves" for our production. Sparkly black chiffon, crinkly white linens, flowing muslins, soft mauve flannels, snakeskin velour...our eyes were jumping out of our skulls. And money out of our wallets.

At the end of the day, we brought home lots of fun stuff, and now it's time to put it to use.

I'm a little nervous, but a lot excited to see what I come up with. Here's a little glimpse at the beginning of Costumes for Puppets 101.

Leading Man 2D