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Today I wore the pencil skirt I made in the Pin-up Pencil Skirt class I took at the Boston Vintage Factory.


This isn't a very good picture, but it is a slightly below the knee skirt made out of wool tweed. I got to practice a lot of techniques under my teacher Kristen's supervision, including darts, making a waistband, fitting, and even finishing seams with a serger. I've always wanted to use a serger, this was the first time I'd ever gotten a chance to, and it was a lot of fun and worked out really nicely. These are the first finished seams I've ever made. The fabric is really neat, it's black and white fibers with a slimmer thread of gold woven in through. Here's a closer look at it.


It's probably the slickest, neatest, most "professional" garments I've ever made. This class was just what I needed, with a knowledgeable teacher to walk me through the right process and catch my stupid mistakes so I'd have a clearer idea of how to do things in the future. The fit is pretty good, too, although not the most practical garment for me. In order to get the right look, it needed to be tapered at the bottom, which looks cool, but is suited to someone who takes dainty, ladylike steps. It's a little restrictive for someone with my particular striding gait. I should probably also raise the hemline a little bit; above-the-knee tends to look better on a person of my size, and it might give me a little more room for my long strides. But I'm really happy with the sewing job I did on it.

I signed up for another class, a Christmas gift from my parents. That is the Kimono Robe and Slippers class, which will work on more advanced techniques such as setting in sleeves (which I have no experience with at all) and working with slippery fabrics. I'm really excited to be learning more, and I'm really happy to have these opportunities to make progress.


About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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April 2017


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