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!

ABG2H: New Download

Well, our friends at Hipstamatic have done it again! I was fooled, thinking the “Made in America” free pak was the same as the “America” Hipstapak. No, no, my friends! The free pak is a lens and a case. The Hipstapak includes those plus two films!!!

Examples show below. Hooray! both of these were taken with the Loftus lens to minimize lens distortion on the color values of the films. I love these new films! What about you?

US1776:

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Blanko Freedom 13

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ABG2H: Favorites Update

A wonderful update is available for Hipstamatic today! Now (in addition to some bug fixes internationally) on your favorites, the program brings up some sample photos you’ve taken with that certain Favorites conglomeration, as long as they’re in your Recent Prints.

Handy? Absolutely! I generally can sort information pictorially more quickly, so this is a BIG plus for me. Check out the screen shot below for a sample, and download your update from the app store today!

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