It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No! It's The Seagull!

Okay, a little too punny (haaaa, get it?) but this show had some great little behind-the-scenes factoids. 

 

I couldn't find the knit I wanted for Masha's black collegiate sweater... so I knit the sleeves myself. 

 Two yards, 140 loops wide! I won't dump the hours here... 

Two yards, 140 loops wide! I won't dump the hours here... 

Every women's hat in the show was built from scratch by undergraduate students! 

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The University of the Redlands has one shop manager, and the rest of their labor comes from undergraduate work study students. These students built six full women's ensembles for the show. 

 Nina's pink tea dress (left) has a chevron pattern that was inked into the fabric by hand. The embroidery on the bottom of her over skirt and belt was embellish to look like beaded lace.  

Nina's pink tea dress (left) has a chevron pattern that was inked into the fabric by hand. The embroidery on the bottom of her over skirt and belt was embellish to look like beaded lace.  

Of the six ensembles build, I had to dye four before construction could begin. All together, I dyed upwards of twenty-five yards for the show.

 Including Masha's striped walking suit. 

Including Masha's striped walking suit. 

Last cool tidbit! 

Every costume has a striped motif to indicate pier and boat planks, as well as captivity within the home. (Including those six ensembles built...oy vey~)