This was posted in the old 'Box, but since I'm not sure if people will still be checking the old forum and I still need to put this project into play, I'm reposting.
As part of my Tailoring and Clothing Construction Independent Study next year, I have decided to design, draft and tailor two costumes. My goals are
-To learn to work directly with a female client, allow to communicate their wishes and incorporate them into the design;
-To learn techniques and further build upon my technical knowledge of clothing construction;
-To have a small portfolio of self-designed clothing suitable for college and work applications.
As a general premise for the photo shoots, I’d like to take the pictures in a busking situation (i.e., live statue in traditional pan face). So, here’s where you guys come in. I’d like to design/construct/sew two (lucky?) brigaders costumes.
Here are some requirements:
-Female living in the Northern Massachusetts/Southern New Hampshire area who is can make the trek to Portsmouth or somewhere thereabouts 2-3 times (and commit to a photo shoot, to be scheduled at a time and place of our general consensus)
-Willing to send full body shots, measurements etc. online to me
-Has an idea for a costume which they can either describe or sketch and send to me
-Will be willing to pay a smallish amount of money after the garment is finished if fabric is ridiculously expensive
- I will sketch out a drawing of the costume as described/drawn
- I will assemble a mock, scale toile on my trusty American Girl Doll
- I will sew a muslin of the garment which must be tried on and fitted
- I will sew the finished garment which will be tried on and fitted
- We will complete a photo shoot. The “client” must fill out a bit of a “customer survey”
Sound good? Are you interested? Send brief descriptions/sketches of your idea via pm or to keb375 @ yahoo . com.
ETA: I now only need one brigader!