The costume shop approached me about figuring seeing if there was a fast way that fabric could be cut for a custom lace/pattern for a dress. The decision was to use the CNC router with a drag knife. After doing some tests of fabrics, using window blackout curtain fabric (in white) had the rigidity and wouldn’t fray as quickly. The fabric was then lightly applied to a sheet of luan and then cut out. I had to make some edits to the hand drawn design because some of the details were too small. Once the various panels were cut out, the costume show was able to clean up a few stray threads and assemble the dress.
Into the Woods
Northwestern University- Barber Theatre
Director: Scott Weinstein
Costume Designer: Izumi Inaba
Photos by: Chris Wych
Production Photo by: Justin Barbin