morganjbritting

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Hello all! I'm new to the RPF (though I've been on the outskirts of the prop-making community for a while). I am a sewist in the research stage of replicating Barbara Streisand's "Dolly Levi" burgundy gown from the 1969 film, Hello, Dolly (designed by Irene Sharaff). I've been in touch with a couple auction houses and museums to acquire high resolution photographs of the garment/accessory, but beyond this, not much seems to be available to the public. Any tips/ideas of where to head next for more info? Thanks!
 

morganjbritting

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Have you attempted to contact the studio?

I've seen some in the past that have had some success in doing so.
Thanks for the tip! I will give that a go. Meanwhile, I have been poring over tailors guides and fashion plates from the period to draft some patterns. If anyone has tips/recommendations for juxtaposing “historically accurate” pattern drafting with screen accurate costuming, I’m all ears!
 

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