Some time ago I was hired (by my teacher, who does a lot of theatre commissions but doesn't sew) to make 4 brown suits for Satellite Theatre.
They were for a play called Grum, and I don't know much at all about it besides the fact that it's about a guy named Grum, and it's all miming with no dialogue.
|Grum wearing one of the suits. (Source)|
|The old suit from the outside. Both buttons are missing and there's a hole in the collar.|
|The nasty old lining with stretchy patch pockets added at some point by someone who can't sew.|
|The matching pants, which were quite literally coming apart at the seams.|
The character starts seeing multiple versions of himself at some point in the play, so they needed a suit for him, and 3 more for the other cast members. They also needed an extra pair of pants for the main suit.
The 2 actors and 2 actresses are all different sizes, and I've never met any of these people in person because they live in a different city. I had to adjust the patterns by referencing their measurement sheets (which weren't even complete! No shoulder measurements!!!) and a photo of each person in tight fitting clothes so I had an idea of their proportions.
|"Shit, shit, uhhh I think this'll fit??"|
I sewed them at the college on one of the industrial machines, which was nice. I like the industrial sewing machines very much.
|Here are a few of my patterns. I had to cut the last 3 suits all in one weekend|
because the fashion room with the big cutting tables was about to be renovated.
The shoulders are a tad droopy, because there's only fusible interfacing and no shoulder pads, but that's ok.
|Original suit in front, 3 of my 4 copies in back.|
|Original suit on the left, 3 of my 4 copies on the right, plus the extra pair of pants.|
I made some dumb mistakes on a few occasions, but it was a learning experience, and good practice.
|Original on the left, duplicate on the right.|
|I made this night cap too. Another student made the 4 other hats.|
I don't have any photos of the puppet, but it was really good. My teacher made the puppet, and did the curtains & wallpaper for the set, and made the ridiculous latex noses, and a lot of other stuff.
shitty dinosaur gif I made of me frantically sewing these suits.