Preparing for 19th Century Corset Construction Workshop
Cutting corsets out of coutil in preparation for the 19th Century Corset Construction
Workshop hosted by Costume Shop Mananger Jennie Gratton Ingram. Spring, 2013.
Nine 19th Century Corsets-To-Be
Nine corsets cut out of coutil and fashion fabric, ready and waiting for the Corset
Let the Grommeting Begin
Students learn to insert grommets into the center back panels of their corsets.
Stitching and Boning a Corset
Students Amber Turner and Becca Trimbur stitching and adding steel boning their corsets.
Finishing the Corsets
Students Adrienne Nixon and Becca Trimbur bind the edges of their corsets.
Seven completed corsets from the 19th Cenutry Corset Construction Workshop. Corsets
created by (left to right): Adrienne Nixon, Mitchell Haley, Becca Trimbur, Joshua
Gustafson, Jennie Gratton Ingram, Jessi Sprankle and Katy Vest.
Detail of stitching by costume design student Adrienne Nixon. Spring, 2013.
Under the Sea
Student Robert Sharkey creates an undersea fantasy for his final in Stage Makeup.
Costume Tech Class Spring 2013
The members of the Spring 2011 Costume Tech class proudly display their completed
shirts and dresses.
The Show Must Go On
Student Joshua Gustafson at work in the Costume Shop. Each year the Costume Shop hires
3-4 student workers who help turn costume dreams into show-stopping realities.
Regency Woman with Chair
Watercolor rendering of a Regency era woman with a chair. By former student, Grace
Mary Stone's Wedding Gown
Mary Stone's wedding gown in The Devil and Daniel Webster. Designed by Prof. Shura
Pollatsek. Draped by student Grace Delahanty and stitched by student Bethany Nelson.
Mary Stone's Wedding Gown
Mary Stone's 1840's wedding gown was draped by Grace Delahanty and construction by
Bethany Nelson, Spring 2010.
Masks for Once On This Island
Masks for the Gods of Love, Earth, Water and Death, designed and constructed by Grace
Delahanty, Spirng 2010.
Ready, set, paint!
Students practice painting and drawing in Rendering for Theatre Design.
Cutting the Fabric
Student tracing skirt pattern pieces.
Painting the Petals
Over 200 hand painted silk petals were created for the costumes in the Waltz of the
Flowers. The petals were painted with Dye-na-Flow paint onto lavender silk by Geneva
Ged, Jennie Ingram & Shura Pollatsek.
Completed Flower Costume
A completed flower costume for one of the corps de ballet members in the Waltz of
the Flowers. Costume construction by Grace Delahanty, Dustin Bell, Bethany Nelson,
Jennie Ingram, Shura Pollatsek & Costume Tech Class, Fall 2009.
The Waltz of the Flowers
Soloist Natalie Peak, and members of the WKU Dance Company perform the Waltz of the
Flowers from the Nutcracker during WinterDance, 2009.