Spring Awakening Costumes ~ Wendla, Anna, Thea

I was thrilled to help costume this production since my daughter was cast as Wendla! Here I’m featuring the pieces that I made from scratch.

Wendla’s dress. The style, fabric, and trim was chosen to invoke youth, innocence.

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Wendla’s dress, Spring Awakening presented by Academy Players of Rhode Island.
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Wendla in dress during a performance of Spring Awakening presented by Academy Players of Rhode Island.

This is the pattern I used for Wendla’s blue dress, letter E dress. I just created new sleeves.

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Wendla’s baby doll pajamas.

And this is the pattern I used for Wendla’s baby doll pajamas, a modified version of gown A adding front buttons, a tie under the bust, and trim:

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Her undergarments were made from a large button down linen dress and cotton pajama bottoms, both from a thrift store. The light blue cotton bottoms were much brighter so I bleached and tea stained them. After alterations were made to the garments I added matching lace trim.

Wendla in costume during a performance of Spring Awakening presented by Academy Players of Rhode Island.

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Anna’s dress. Can be worn with or without the belt. I ended adding a panel made up of a piece of the dress fabric and the trim to close up the neckline a little. You may be able to it in the photograph I took of the performance below.

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Anna in dress during a performance of Spring Awakening presented by Academy Players of Rhode Island.

The pattern I used to make the dress. I just extended the length of Blouse B.

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Thea’s dress. This was not an easy pattern to work with (definitely not for beginners!) but after all the fuss, I think the dress came out great.

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Thea’s dress in Spring Awakening presented by Academy Players of Rhode Island.
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Thea in dress during a performance of Spring Awakening presented by Academy Players of Rhode Island.

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For more of my costume work, please see my Theatre Costume Page. Thanks for stopping by and keep creating!

All photos are mine. Please do not reproduce without permission. Thank you.

 

 

 

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