Olivia Wilde as Jane in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”
Frocktalkers, I am very excited to share this interview with you. I sat down for breakfast with costume designer Dayna Pink, and we ended up talking about everything from Tenacious D to the tenuous work-life balance in our industry. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for breakfast!
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I have been waiting for this day for a long time. An actor steps into a scanner, and the computer not only records their accurate measurements, but can also recommend clothing styles, brands and sizes that will fit the actor… and ALSO (and this is still just a dream) the computer will be able to draft patterns based on the actors shape and measurements. What a dream!!! Part of this is already coming true, thanks to scanning technology available at selected malls. Right now, the application is mostly for finding the right jeans… but Frocktalkers, hear me now – in 25 years, we will be scanning actors and using these findings to do our work on a daily basis. It is so exciting. Read more HERE – and see if you can get in to one of these scanning machines for yourself (right now, you can – at Westfield Culver City, aka the Fox Hills Mall, and at Westfield Topanga, aka the Topanga Plaza Mall). Enjoy!!!
I received an email from Frocktalker Kyan with a common question: I am learning to sew – what machine should I buy? Here is my answer – read on!!
Dear Kristin: I just signed up for a beginner’s sewing class and found out that we each need to have our own machines — any thoughts on a good starter machine? It is all looking like Russian to me!!!
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Yes, in a particularly poorly-timed twist of fate, the Janome (aka Sewing Machine #2) keeled over on me today. Poorly-timed, because I have a mountain of sewing to do on a deadline. I went to the Sewing Arts Center (aka the sewing machine ER), but they were closed. CLOSED! It’s like King Drew all over again.
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