Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Carolyn Dummy or a Dress Form fitted to Carolyn's Body

Last Friday, two friends, Jennie and Paige did a paper tape fitting of my body. Jennie learned this technique last year at Costume College.

The first thing I did was go to the thrift store and bought a really fitted, umm tight, turtle neck and wore a pair of leggings. Jennie said make sure it covers my upper arms and up toward my neck. I would have wet paper tape all over the shirt and it would be cut off of me.

Jennie laying on layers of tape.

Things can get a little friendly at times and if you didn't know your taper well before the fitting, you will by the end when they poke and push in certain places.

With the wet paper tape it can get wet and damp. It feels lovely to have the blow dryer on ya to dry it out some.

After 2-3 layers Jennie is cutting me out. Notice how she is cutting in a zig zag pattern. This makes it easy to tape it back together by matching up the points.

After I was cut out of the tape we hung the form over a form to dry out before pulling back together and taping.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Another School Event - Auburn, CA

Today I went and played with my Renaissance guild at a school event in Auburn, CA. It has been a year since I have been able to meet with this group and I realized how much I enjoy them and the world of sharing and teaching.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Event on March 4, 2010
Kanen Tours, San Jose

What a beautiful place to enjoy Spring! Kanen Tours held their event at a center just a little south of San Jose.

These three ladies came in their Victorian finest. We had a little improv fashion show for the guests and all enjoyed their spirited enthusiasm.

The mansion is beautifully decorated. It is also a Bed and Breakfast.

Outside of the B&B and Event Center

The Luncheon was held on the back patio over looking the valley with spring erupting all over.

The views of the green velvet hills.

Event on March 3, 2010

On March 3rd, the Silver Legacy wanted a presentation that would incorporate San Francisco and the Reno area. They had several people coming over on the Snow Train who would be interested in someone who had connections to both areas who might have made it big though the gold rush of 1849. Voila - The Mackays. I also will present the same program on the 10th for another group coming on the Snow Train.