Costumer's Notebook

Often as I'm working I get curious peeks over my shoulder at my various notebooks to see my sketches and what I'm working on. Working off this idea, I named my blog "Costumer's Notebook" to help share some of the design work, the challenges, the triumphs and the end results of putting together productions or projects. I've found the people really enjoy getting to see what goes on behind the scenes. 

"Winter"

"Winter" is a unique, extended length bodice made from long-haired velvet that gives the impression of dark, glossy ink. Silvery winter branches are woven onto a black sheer for the skirt. Black silk habotai liner. The style is a of blend both the Tudor style “flat front” stays with the Victorian style corsets that smooth over the hips. Back lacing with side back lace openings to allow for different hip widths. All materials (except for strength layers) are 100% imported silk. 1/4" steel bones. This gown is one of a kind.

“Winter” is a gown from a 6-part collection of original designs by Rachael Kras. Each gown derives inspiration from the spirit of a forest aspect- “Morning”, “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, “Winter” and “Night”.

Purchase this gown for $500 here.

Design and construction: Rachael Kras

Photography: Amanda Tipton

Model: Candice Bergeron, Ballet Dancer

HMUA: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec

To the reader: Thank you for finding inspiration in these photos. Please preserve all credits for the artists involved when sharing. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

  Design and Construction:  Rachael Kras  |   Photography:   Amanda Tipton   | Model: Candice Bergeron |   HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

To the reader: Thank you for finding inspiration in these photos. Please preserve all credits for the artists involved when sharing. All rights reserved.