Pamela Workman - Costume Designer

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Costume Construction

    

Original:  Karen
Play:  The Children's Hour
Playwright:  Lillian Hellman
Director:  Robert Sean Parker
Set Design:  Richard Paul Yeates
Light Deisgn:  Marshall Pierce & Blaine Roberts
Costume Design:  Denise Watkins
Cutter/Pattern/Stitcher:  Pamela Workman
Year:  2014
Detail:  This costume pattern was designed after a small picture of a 1930s pattern;
as were most of the patterns created for this show.  I built the dress once I patterned and cut the material.



         

Original: Bonnie Peep                                           
Costume Construction: Pamela Workman             
Detail: Custom order.                                            Detail: Close-up of bodice with hidden pocket.
Draped bodice pattern. Woven bodice front.


     

Detail: Custom order.                   Detail:  Complete custom order.  Using the 2nd chemise.
1 of 2 chemises                           (Hat is not part of order)
 



Original: Arabella The Gypsy
Costume Construction: Pamela Workman
Detail: Personal project.  Layered scarf skirt with drawstring waist.  Irish chemise.  Quilt-work fully boned bodice.  




Detail: The bodice is mixture of patchwork style and the weaving different fabrics.
 

    

Original: Julia & Lucetta                                        Original:  Sylvia
Play: Two Gentlemen of Verona               
Playwright: Shakespeare
Director: Steven Breese
Set & Lighting Design: Greg Hillmar
Costume Design: Bethany Marx
Cutter/Draper: Pamela Workman
Location: Virginia Shakespeare Festival
Year: 2012
Detail: I patterned and cut the bathing suits.          Detail:  I patterned and cut the entire dress.
 



Original: Bassanio
Play: The Merchant of Venice
Playwright: Shakespeare
Costume Design: Bethany Marx
Cutter/Draper: Pamela Workman
Location: Virginia Shakespeare Festival
Year: 2012
Detail: I altered an existing pattern and cut the vest and coat.



Original: Jessica
Play: The Merchant of Venice
Playwright: Shakespeare
Costume Design: Bethany Marx
Cutter/Draper: Pamela Workman
Location: Virginia Shakespeare Festival
Year: 2012
Detail: I cut the dress from an existing pattern.
 

         

Original: The Abaya – #1
Play: 9 Parts of Desire
Playwright: Heather Raffo
Director: Alissa Millar
Costume Design & Draper: Pamela Workman
Location: University of Oklahoma
Year: 2012
Detail: Pattern draped on 1/2 scale mannequin.           Detail: A close up of the braided belt.
Used as a transitional garment for each of the
9 characters.

         

Original: The Abaya - #2 (Nanna’s)
Play: 9 Parts of Desire
Playwright: Heather Raffo
Director: Alissa Millar
Costume Design & Draper: Pamela Workman
Location: University of Oklahoma
Year: 2012
Detail: The second copy of the original                         Detail: A close up of the underskirt for the distressed Abaya.
Abaya was distressed for the character Nanna.