Recreating the Past: Sewing Sousa

Recently, a commission request came through my inbox from a director I know from a prior theatre show.  The mission, should I choose to accept it? Recreate this jacket ensemble (or the spirit of this jacket ensemble) of Philip Sousa:

I love projects like this. It gives me a chance to stretch my pattern creation muscles and also really delve into the history of the piece to recreate it in a historically accurate fashion.

This isn’t the first time I’ve tackled a project like this.  This director is also the one I worked with to reproduce the costumes for the 1903 Operetta of The Wizard of Oz.  The blog article that covers this project can be found here.

So, needless to say, though puppet class has ended, I will still be sewing and busy! Here’s to historical creations: Huzzah!