Title

Little Women Draping by: Brian Johnson

Presenter Information

Brian Johnson

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

My name is Brian Johnson, I am a graduating Senior, and want to showcase my draping for the theatre department's production of Little Women, the musical. I have worked on these outfits trying to replicate civil war female garments. The character that I worked on is Jo, who is the main character, and have built three outfits, a poke bonnet, undergarments (such as petticoat and pantaloons) as well as her corset. This project has allowed me to explore my draping skills and pattern alternation skills. I work side by side with the costume designer, Jessica Pribble, who gives me her renderings of how she envisions the character to look and I work with different fabrics to make the outfits come alive for her. This project has also allowed me to explore the world of millinery, as I have never made a hat before, and Mrs. Pribble has given me the freedom to be creative with the hat to fit my outfits. I am also working with the wig designer, Jennee Leavitt, on fronting a wig, which involves taking the hard front off of the existing wig, adding wig lace, and retying the hairs on individually, then styling to look realistic.

Poster Number

34

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jessica Pribble, Mary Catherine McMillen

Additional Mentoring Department

Theatre

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Little Women Draping by: Brian Johnson

SURC Ballroom A

My name is Brian Johnson, I am a graduating Senior, and want to showcase my draping for the theatre department's production of Little Women, the musical. I have worked on these outfits trying to replicate civil war female garments. The character that I worked on is Jo, who is the main character, and have built three outfits, a poke bonnet, undergarments (such as petticoat and pantaloons) as well as her corset. This project has allowed me to explore my draping skills and pattern alternation skills. I work side by side with the costume designer, Jessica Pribble, who gives me her renderings of how she envisions the character to look and I work with different fabrics to make the outfits come alive for her. This project has also allowed me to explore the world of millinery, as I have never made a hat before, and Mrs. Pribble has given me the freedom to be creative with the hat to fit my outfits. I am also working with the wig designer, Jennee Leavitt, on fronting a wig, which involves taking the hard front off of the existing wig, adding wig lace, and retying the hairs on individually, then styling to look realistic.