Murder on the Orient Express

Costume Designer: Erin Magner
Costume Director/Draper: Aimee Johnson

Costume Shop-Super/Draper: Me
First Hand/Stitcher: Me
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Character that I draped, patterned, and constructed:

Princess Dragomiroff

Costume:

Princess Dragomiroff

Fabric: A satin poly-blend lining with a mesh sequin overlay. 

Other duties fulfilled: 

 Facilitates the production of costumes for departmental theatre presentations by producing patterns from costume renderings, sketches, and verbal instructions; supervising others and/or performing patterning, construction, assembling, and fitting of costumes for departmental productions; making alterations generated from fittings and dress rehearsals; and assisting in necessary costume painting, dying, and distressing.​

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Progress Shots

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Draping/Drafting Process

Construction Process

Princess Dragomiroff Rendering
Princess Dragomiroff Rendering

Princess Dragomiroff digital rendering done by Erin Magner on her Ipad. This gown is a 1920s Paul Poirot inspired regal gown. There is an under slip-layer connected to a 4-gore asymmetrical trumpet skirt. The under-layer is connected to the overlayer at the neckline and armscye. The overlayer is a long line dolman/bat-sleeve gown.

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Pattern Palooza Part 1
Pattern Palooza Part 1

So, when patterning all this out. I had to start from square one which meant drafting basic bodice slopers using the actresses measurements. These slopers will allow for me to draft the underlayer and over layer bodice pieces.

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Princess Dragomiroff Rendering
Princess Dragomiroff Rendering

Princess Dragomiroff digital rendering done by Erin Magner on her Ipad. This gown is a 1920s Paul Poirot inspired regal gown. There is an under slip-layer connected to a 4-gore asymmetrical trumpet skirt. The under-layer is connected to the overlayer at the neckline and armscye. The overlayer is a long line dolman/bat-sleeve gown.

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Final Images

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