Things have been rather quiet around here lately as I have been basically working or at rehearsal. I actually feel like Alex and I are in a long distance relationship at present as most of our communication is via technology and then I get some small windows of time occasionally with him in person!
The show opens in a week and a half – which is still slightly gurgly tummy inducing. Hopefully by this time next week I will be pumped! We practise singing suspended in harnesses for the first time this Friday night.
These costumes have harness holes to attach us to the wires! No kidding.
I miss my sewing machine so much, and can’t wait to get back into my SWAP and other plans. I have managed to check out my local opshop and rehome some lovely second hand fabric, but no actual sewing has been done.
Once I am done being a Diva, the first cab off the rank will be a dress for Alex’s sister’s wedding on May 6.
I am going to use the fabric pictured here which was a gift from a friend. She bought it from an opshop then didn’t think she would use it. As you can see there is a LOT of it. I am going to make a long, boat-neck, sleeveless dress, possibly with French darts like the sketch bottom right below. I will adapt my bodice and skirt block as I did for this dress. I discussed it at length with my colleague (hence the accessory and construction drawings!), and am thinking about it as I fall asleep each night!
As far as the fires, while one is still burning we are totally out of the danger zone now. It was, however, very devastating for the city and you can see the impact here if you are interested: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/90421017/new-satellite-imagery-shows-the-fire-scar-left-on-christchurchs-port-hills