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Historical And Period Costumes => Costumers Forum => Topic started by: TTailor on April 08, 2018, 01:16:02 AM

Title: rack check video
Post by: TTailor on April 08, 2018, 01:16:02 AM
Just thought I would share a video of what the hall at work looked like on Wednesday.
Rack check day for The Music Man. Eight  eight foot rolling racks. Its a lot of work when you finally see a show on the racks.
My contribution was all of Harold Hill, two trousers three waistcoats, four jackets including a trick reversible jacket plus revamping an existing marching band jacket and trousers. All of the quartet town look, four jackets, four waistcoats, four trousers, revamping four sets of salesmen jackets and waistcoats and making and installing 15 period shirt collars onto the shirts.

This is just one of the four shows I am currently working on. I don't have much spare time these days.  ;D
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/866/41296124911_ca00afd006.jpg)

https://flic.kr/s/aHskvRVuCR
I hope this works!
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: posaune on April 08, 2018, 06:14:16 AM
WOW!
lg
posaune
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: spookietoo on April 08, 2018, 06:38:46 AM
No kidding, WOW!

Just reading your portion was exhausting! Truly impressive work.

You obviously love what you do. ;D
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: Schneiderfrei on April 08, 2018, 09:49:47 AM
You are incredible, thank you for sharing. :)
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: TTailor on April 08, 2018, 12:47:44 PM
Getting to this point and then seeing it all onstage always feels like such a relief!
Next deadline is April 23.  I have six three piece suits to get done for that one, in addition to a numbet of characters wearing stock / broken down clothing. I am cutting the last one in fabric on Monday, three of the others are almost ready for a first fitting in fabric. It will be a bit hectic for a while.
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: Schneiderfrei on April 08, 2018, 08:24:22 PM
When I made my comment on the UNICUT post, I sort of imagined exactly this scenario in your working life, :)
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: hutch-- on April 08, 2018, 09:01:05 PM
That is a massive amount of work. Enough to keep a Chinese factory going for a few months.
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: TTailor on April 08, 2018, 10:38:33 PM
I am very fortunate to have a fabulous team of tailors too. Most have worked with me for 15+ years so we have a strong rapport.
Due to a lack of increase in budgets over the past few years each cutter only has four tailors or seamstresses. We are currently at five because they found some training money so we have a trainee for eight weeks and she is so good!
We must think of the future, despite management only seeing the here and now.
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: posaune on April 09, 2018, 06:06:56 AM
If I think about working with all that marvellous fabric you work with, I envy you.
Posaune
who did cut today a fabric with the print not working with the grainline for herself and it was not cheap!!
Title: Re: rack check video
Post by: Schneiderfrei on April 09, 2018, 09:49:14 AM
:)