Oliver!

Photos from the recent production of Oliver at The Georgetown Theater in Kentucky!

Oliver at the Georgetown Theatre

MMHC made two costumes for the lead actor in Oliver- the ragged costume and hat (above) and his dress suit (below).

Romantic Era boy's suit

For the ragged outfit- I needed to distress it. I used a variety of techniques- including washing them multiple times and leaving them out in the hot Southern sun for a few days. I ripped holes, frayed them, and then patched them. I gave this costume a worn look by applying a variety of staining materials.

Oliver's distressed clothing  Oliver

I have to admit, I really got into it! Ripping, tearing, and generally abusing these clothing was a great stress reliever! Creating these garments was such a breath of fresh air from the tedious nature of replicating authentic attire. They were just plain fun to make!

Oliver's distressed clothing

All the costumes look great and I am very excited to see how these two pieces turned out on stage!

Oliver Oliver's dressy suit

For more information about this production or The Georgetown Theater, please visit their website!

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.