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The Wild Party

custom made 1930s underwear

Custom made 1930s underwear created for Arts Ed. London‘s production of The Wild Party in 2020.

I was delighted to be asked to make a run of custom made 1930s underwear for Arts Ed’s final year acting and performance students. This work involved sourcing and altering a commercial period pattern to fit a range of students and body types. I cut and stitched the pieces out of silk and poly-satin fabrics. I was also tasked with sourcing the fabrics for this job due to the very convenient location of Arts Ed being right on the door step of Goldhawk Road!

This was a particularly tricky job to work on given the nature of the delicate fabric, however I was extremely pleased with the finish. The Wild Party itself is an extremely vigorous production, rooted in culture of roaring ’20s and ’30s America. I was uncertain how long these pieces would hold up under so much stress from dancing, but I did my best to reinforce seams, waistbands and fastenings as much as possible.

Overall a really enjoyable project to work on and would love to do something similar again!

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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