Saturday, November 15, 2008

Emma in Action

Here's a particularly picturesque shot from the second Emma performance in which Emma's friends chat about her portrait-in-progress of Harriet.

4 comments:

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

That is a great shot!

Michele Quigley said...

Oh this IS a great shot! I have to ask about the costumes. they are fabulous. Did someone make them? Sorry it's the first thing I noticed. :-)

arlawless said...

Wow, what a great shot!

And what a professional-looking production!

Love2Learn Mom said...

Thanks all!:)

Michele - the costumes are really funny - believe it nor there's only one thing hand-made in this shot - Mr. Wodehouse's hat (made from some fleece, a little tassle thing and some wide Christmassy ribbon). Two sisters who were in the production had their dresses made by their grandmother. Emma (who had two dresses in the production - a separate one for the ball scenes) made her main dress out of an old prom dress of her mom's and her ball dress out of a nightgown from a rummage sale.

Everything else (aside from small things like ribbon and sashes) in the production that I know of was either purchased at a rummage sale or borrowed from another parents or another family and used as is. It turned out to be an amazingly good era to find used things around - Mr. Knightley and Mr. Churchill are both wearing modern women's coats, all of the men's shirts are out-dated generally ruffly women's shirts - usually with a stand-up collar. Amazing what mixing them with cravats and vests does for them!

Mr. Wodehouse's jacket is a really funky women's dressy jacket with embroidered stars and such that I picked up at a rummage sale last year with costumes in mind.