Making Money

Since I brought up what I do for a living in my L post, I thought I’d show you some of my favorite stuff. Enjoy. (I’d say, “Be amazed,” but that’d just be wrong.)

Given a choice of fabrics, this is what 3 year old Charlie chose.

Charlie's Anemone
3 year old Charlie wanted to be an anemone for Halloween. He won 1st place in the Birch Aquarium Costume Contest that year.

“Where did you find the pattern?!” Other seamstresses.

Same place I found this one when 4 year old Charlie wanted to be a Harrier jet. In my head.

10-31-07, Charlie's Harrier Jet 01  10-31-07, Charlie's Harrier Jet 02

I’ve also made some that were pretty. An honest and true make-it-pink-make-it-blue Sleeping Beauty dress and a Miss California USA gown.

12-17-06, Hannah's Make It Pink  08-30-04, Courtney's gown 1

A Briar Rose singing-in-the-woods ballet dress for the San Diego Rising Star Competition.

03-17-03, Kristien's dress 01  03-17-03, Kristien's dress 03

Then there are the niche creations. In the photo on the top, I didn’t make the two Cabaret costumes in the middle, but it’s always fun to dress guys in drag, and the League of Her Own uniform was personally praised by Julia Roberts. The one on the bottom is a 7-foot long dragon head puppet we used in a production of the Hobbit. Two boys were inside to turn the eyes on and off, move it right and left, and operate the extinguisher breath effect. A third boy, our Stick Man, stood behind the teaser and made it move up and down using a black line hooked to the nose and run over the curtain. Fun times.

Costumes

Version 2

I look at this stuff and think:

“It is any wonder I’m ready to move on?” Me. At the end of another very looooong day.

What do you think?

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