November 6, 2008

My “other” hobby…

Posted in Cards tagged at 12:04 pm by bejewelledcreations

I’ve always been a bit of a dabbler in many forms of craft over the years; cross-stitching, dried flower arranging, but my two biggest hobbies and passions are sewing and now, of course, stamping and card-making.

I’d like to share with you my two latest creations for the school play – “Peter Pan and the Magical World of Neverland”. I must say, that Captain Hook’s Jacket could quite possibly be my favourite costume that I have ever made, and I’ve made a FEW! I altered 3 patterns/designs to make his jacket; a ‘vintage’ (LOL) 1980’s child’s Hook costume pattern, an adult female costume pattern for Pirates of the Carribean and the jacket design worn by Dustin Hoffman in the film “Hook” (with Robin Williams and Julia Roberts.)

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

ALL the gold braid on the jacket and hat has been hand-sewn as machine stitching just wouldn’t have given me the control I needed for correct placement. There are hand-sewn gold glass bugle beads all down the front of the jacket on the gold braid, pearl sequins on the jabot (white ruffle), and even sequins on the white cuffs at the wrists (not that you can see them in the photos – but they looked GREAT on stage!) I enjoyed EVERY single moment (I’ve lost count of the hours!) of putting this together and to see it on stage was simply AMAZING!

It’s made of a medium weight drill to give it ‘body’, with black cotton down the front panels and Godots (pleats of contrasting plain black and red cotton) at the side and back. This gave the jacket a lovely silhouette and gave plenty of room for moving in. It also created ‘interest’ on the bottom of the jacket rather than being plain red all around. The front breast panels and jacket cuffs have interfacing for added strength and stability.

 

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

 

The young girl who played Captain Hook brought him to life! She did a BRILLIANT job and I had tears in my eyes watching her act.

 

Design  and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

There are 25 METAL buttons sewn onto this jacket. There are more layers to the white Jabot (neck ruffle) that simply don’t get seen as they’re hidden under the jacket, but it was needed for the complete look.

The jacket had a nice “fitted” look:

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

 

I also made Peter Pan and Tinkerbell’s costumes (I don’t have photos yet of Tink’s costume).

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

Design and Image Copywrite Julia Emms

 

So much fun! :o)