I served as a Costume Assistant for this show. I built a dress to be worn over an actor's clothes, with velcro up the back for a quick change. I had to alter the dress pattern, because our largest size was not big enough for the actor. The pattern's belt also had to be redesigned to work with the limited fabric available. I cut, resized, and constructed this garment, including the handmade dickey in the front cleavage area.
Additionally, I was in charge of quick-rigging all garments and maintaining all wigs.
On Dress Form
The 39 Steps
Commonwealth Theatre Company
Written By: Patrick Barlow
Directed By: Mike King
Designed By: Ronnie Chamberlain
Photos By: Mikki Schaffner