My paper tribute to Donna Zakowska, the talented costume designer of the Emmy winning
“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”.
This beauty from season 3 episode 5 took my breath away
When I open a new box from Betty @DisplayImporter.com my heart is filled with excitement. Not because of what lays in the box but of all the possibilities that it contains.
The dress form comes out of the box as a pale grey linen. Not exactly what I am looking for to model my mini confections.
I have bought myself a Pantone Skin Tone Guide. It has hundreds of actual skin tones representative of skin tones found around the world.
I choose a skin tone that I feel will compliment the colors of the papers I am using in my designs.
I paint the dress form with primer, sand it, install shoulders if needed, and paint the dress form with several coats of paint to get the perfect skin hue.
Now she is ready for her new dress.
Nancy’s major in college, during the 1970’s, was theater costuming. Thereafter she was able to secure a job as a fitter and alterations in a shop of couture clothing. During this time, her personal work was featured in Glamour magazine. …