Friday, July 30, 2010


Eight days to go.
We're getting married a week from tomorrow!
I am SO excited!

I looked at my shots from my bridals and they look amazing! Becky is a miracle worker!
This is just so you can see her work, my bridals aren't up.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Some stuff that has happened since my last post...sort of. I'm fairly certain I've blogged since most of these events but I didn't have pictures so, here it goes.

  • My friends at the costume shop threw me a bridal shower. It was fun because Amanda threw it.

  • The end of the season is drawing near so we took a picture to commemorate it.

  • I also had my bridal photos taken at Trolley Square. I can't wait to see them, I hope I didn't make too many weird faces!

and last of all...


I've had people ask me if we still need to plan anything and I'm not sure.

17 days...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

As I sit in the library...

I'm sitting in the library, on campus, "working" on my thesis. It's really a "Plan B Report" but "thesis" makes sense to people. As I sit, waiting to jump back into writing and editing, I am reminded of a few things:
  1. Libraries are cool in numerous ways, including air conditioning and potentially free entertainment. I say potentially because sometimes fees are involved.
  2. I had a really strange dream last night involving a seriously overdue library book. Really? Who dreams about that kind of stuff AND feels anxiety about it? Oh, me.
  3. I am half way through my grad school career. A year from now I will be hopefully working on my last chapter, getting it ready for a committee review before I defend it. AHHHH! And, James and I will celebrate our first anniversary. Whoa.
Now that I have that out of my system I'm going to get to work on writing about "Always...Patsy Cline."

24 Days to go!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Patsy Cline Photo Bonanza

I took all of the following pictures with my cell phone camera because it is somehow superior to my regular camera. I know, it makes no sense.

First up are a couple of sketches from my book and close ups of the finished costumes in the shop. I got into the habit of sketching figures without faces when I started grad school and year and a half ago. Apparently I can get too wrapped up with the faces and forget the details of the costumes. It's true...
This is from the cutter draper's notebook. We made copies of our sketches so she could know what she was getting herself into. Louella was a trooper and a joy to have in the shop. I wish I would have drawn this costume as a formal rendering because it ended up being so much fun.
Fun, huh?
Here is the red cowgirl outfit, complete with a "P" on the collar for "Patsy" of course!

I think I first saw this dress during fall semester when I was pulling costumes for "The Glass Menagerie." I like it so much that I took a picture of the dress right there, in stock.
A cut, a dye job and a few other alterations later, it looked like this:
I was really, REALLY happy when I found out that I would be able to alter the dress, especially after our first fitting with Erica. It basically looked like it was made for her.

The next pictures are from last night's photo call. Once again, I discovered that I was able to get "better" pictures with my camera phone. It's crazy. Credits are as follows:

Patsy Cline: Erica Hansen
Louise Seeger: Colleen Baum

Set Design: Shawn Fisher
Lighting Design: Randy Muggleston
Costume Design: Me!
"Honky Tonk Merry Go Round"
"Back In Baby's Arms"
"Walkin' After Midnight"
"I Fall To Pieces"
Louise meeting Patsy at the Esquire Ballroom.
"You Belong To Me"
"Sweet Dreams/She's Got You"
"Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray"
"Seven Lonely Days"
Louise introducing Patsy to her favorite radio DJ.
"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
"True Love"

I LOVED working on this show and I HIGHLY recommend it! Go see "Always...Patsy Cline" at the Old Lyric Theatre. Our last show is July 28th so get your tickets now!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


"Always...Patsy Cline" is up and running.


I finished altering my wedding dress.

Is it exactly right? "Right" meaning, did I do it the way they did? No, but you can't tell from the outside and it still looks tidy from the inside. Total time it took to alter the shoulders and the hem: five and a half hours. I think. It didn't take very long at all!

The only problem that I can see now is I will have free time. Actual, real, tangible free time.

I'm sure I'll find something to do.