Here's Mrs. Pat holding a magazine which highlighted the Nut Cracker production on which she worked. Can you believe she made the Nut Cracker's jacket that's featured? I should've got a close up pic of it. It's marvelous!
Here's a costume she made for the Nutcracker production at the Boston Ballet. Isn't it GORGEOUS! Just look at all of the detail in the corset and tutu.
Here's another outfit she worked on. She made the skirt. I love the texture, colors and lightness!
Here's the drawing for the previous skirt. Designers provide drapers with very detailed sketches in which drapers get to recreate. Mrs. Pat has worked on jackets similar to the one on the bottom right. She just finished one of 4 needed for the upcoming Swan Lake production.
Here's a pic of one of many elaborate dresses she helped create from a sketch.
I REALLY enjoyed looking through her portfolio. It gave me a newfound respect and awe for costume work and for the hard work drapers put into it! It really invigorated my spirits on how we sewers have a marvelous gift to create beautiful clothing. What a marvelous gift it is! I'm continually working on my draping to hone my skills. I'll update you on my progress soon:)