School is out for the summer (yay!), and now the extracurricular fun begins. I’ve been asked to assist with costuming for a historical movie being filmed this summer! There are some details I can’t reveal yet. I badly want to reveal the title, location and more, but all in good time. The movie is based on a book I read about 15 years ago. I absolutely loved the book. This is a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) production, with several familiar actors from other movies and TV shows. I can also say that my first ‘assignment’ is to construct an 1800s men’s nightshirt.
The nightshirt needs to look something like this, but mid-calf length (image from ebay):
Where to come up with a pattern: I had this vintage pattern from when I made my brother a button-down oxford shirt for his high school graduation. The pattern size is too small for the actor, and not right in the sleeve and several other aspects, but it is close enough to give me guidance for neckband, shoulders and sleeve dimensions.
The fabric is unbleached muslin, prewashed and tumble-dried to be soft.
More assignments and details will be shared as I am able.
And now for some New Music!
A show that I love, Ted Lasso, is about to wrap up it’s 3rd and reported final season. I didn’t provide a link, because I don’t advise starting to watch at the end, or reading articles about it. Just start at the beginning and take the journey. It will be the ultimate binge, I promise. The final episode will be released this week on Wednesday, May 31. This past week, the second-to-last episode ended with the premiere of this wonderful new song by Sam Ryder, featuring Brian May (of Queen). I’d say it has set things up perfectly for an emotional finale.