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CUT! Costume and the Cinema at Columbia Museum of Art

This week is going to be crazy busy. Along with preparing for Soda City and Sustainable Midlands Holiday Celebration, there’s also Thanksgiving prep. But before I throw myself into my list of projects I wanted to share some photos of the newest exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Last week I attended an early preview of CUT! Costume and the Cinema?and hands down this is my favorite exhibit the art museum has ever had (second would be Excavating Egypt).

Some photos I snapped on my phone:

Pirates of the Caribbean. One of the great things about this exhibit is you can take your time to study a costume whereas in the movie you may only see it for a split second which is such a pity. So much detailed goes into them (the loose button, double belts, and frayed parts on the jacket).

For someone?whose work is to constantly be in contact with different fibers I am proud of how well I showed self-restraint and didn’t touch anything.

The needle and bead work on the dresses. LOVE!

This robe. Want. Worn by Kate Winslet in Finding Neverland.

Usually intricate pieces like these are done by hand but the designer has found a way to create the embroidery by machine.

I would wear all three. Especially the one on the left.

This one was my favorite.?I’m already playing with a sewing pattern in my head.

I like the quilted look of the fabric.

Who loves a flower crown? This girl.

What’s underneath the dress is just as important. With earlier styles, the crinoline gave the dresses a dramatic flair all around. Later, the focus would go more towards the back.


There’s also information on certain costumes in which replicas were made and the techniques used to make a piece look weathered and worn.

This is only a snippet of the pieces and?my iPhone photos do not do them justice. The exhibit will be on display until February 19th, 2017. For more information go to: www.columbiamuseum.org.

Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I'm making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.

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