Column II

Column II

Lauren Frances Adams Gouache on paper

Base Understructure

Base Understructure

The ruffs attached to the base are supported by two hoops large enough for the actor to keep his arms crossed in front of his chest once slid inside pockets. Three sets of shoulder pads are used to lift the top ruff away from his shoulders.

Mock-up Base

Mock-up Base

Mock-up Ruffs

Mock-up Ruffs

The ruffs for the mock-up were constructed with taped brown paper supported with millinery wire.

First Fitting

First Fitting

Model: Adam Valentine

First Fitting (side)

First Fitting (side)

Model: Adam Valentine

First Fitting (Back)

First Fitting (Back)

Model: Adam Valentine

Dye Ticket

Dye Ticket

The base layer, including the tights, were dyed a uniform orange color.

Sample: Mid-section Illusion Ruff

Sample: Mid-section Illusion Ruff

Sample painted using Jacquard's water based resist and Dye-na-flow fabric paints.

Applying Resist

Applying Resist

The fabric was first marked with the pattern and design lines. Then, the resist was applied using a squeeze applicator.

Applied Resist

Applied Resist

Care was taken to line the pattern up at seam lines.

Fabric Painting

Fabric Painting

Fabric Painting

Fabric Painting

The final painting is shown here before washing away the resist.

Painted Fabric - Top Ruff

Painted Fabric - Top Ruff

Here, the same resist method was used to create painted yardage for the top ruff layer.

Painted Fabric - Top Ruff

Painted Fabric - Top Ruff

Set paint after laundering.

Adobe File for Lace

Adobe File for Lace

The lace that sits on the hem of the garment will be cut using a large bed Universal Laser Systems laser cutter. This file was created using a combination of photo manipulation in photoshop and vector line conversion in adobe illustrator.

The Skin of Our Teeth
PlayMakers Repertory Company
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2021

Draper: Alex Hagman
First Hand: Athene Wright
Stitcher: Emma Holyst

Additional assistance provided by the Drama 192 class and Undergraduate Assistants.

This production of The Skin of Our Teeth is set in 1942, 1984, and post-apocalyptic wartime. The draping load was split between two teams. This team handled full builds of Sabina's peach maid dress, the dinosaur, and the fortune teller. The draping team also completed alterations for 
 
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