January 7th at 12:30 PM
3052 Clairemont Dr, Ste 9
San Diego, California 92117
Panel skirts are a constant favorite in burlesque. Their feminine draping adds an element of tease with just their silhouette onstage. In this workshop Eva Mae Garnet will go over the basics of panel skirt construction. From various technique like adjusting patterns for use, to quick tricks from the legends, come learn how to add this burlesque costume staple to your showgirl closet.
Eva Mae Garnet is a performer, producer, and costumer from San Diego. Making all her own costumes and studying under a handful designers and pattern makers, she has earned notoriety for her custom corsets, headdresses, and panel skirts. Be sure to check out her work at evamaegarnet.com.
For this class, please bring a notebook, pen, fabric shears, pins, and a measuring tape if you will be working on your skirts in this workshop.
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The other day I bought this beautiful brooch from Bad Madge in San Diego. I have been eyeing this magnificent piece of jewelry for quite some time now, and I can’t wait to create something stage worthy based off of this brooch. With the simple touch of turquoise, I wanted to find other glamorous images that displayed the color in all its glory.
One of my goals this year has been to do a few costume upgrades on all of my signature acts. I’ve been searching for inspiration in mostly the avant garde genre with special detail to Alexander McQueen and Bob Mackie. I’ve especially been attention to draping, lines, and fabric patterns and found that simplicity and drama make for a phenomenal work of art. With the LA Fashion district so close, it’s both a blessing, and a financial curse when it comes to creating the costumes of my dreams. 😉 I can’t wait to share with everyone my new costumes, but for the moment, take a look as some of my favorite inspiring pieces. The details are exquisite.
A model presents a creation by British designer John Galliano for Christian Dior’s Haute-Couture Spring-Summer 2007 collection presentation held at ‘Le Polo de Paris’, in Boulogne, near Paris, France, on January 22, 2007. Photo by JAVA/ABACAPRESS.COM
I can’t help but look back on the last year, although it’s far from over, and just smile. I feel like I have grown, as an artist, as a performer, as a designer, but more importantly as a person. Burlesque has not only given me a purpose and an outlet, but a chance to meet some amazing people, befriend a great group of girls, and take opportunities that I had once only dreamed of. And now that I know this is possible, my dreams will only get bigger! Look out world, Eva Mae is on the rise and she is starting to find her stride!