Singing in the Rain is my favorite movie of all time. Well that and Remember the Titans. Without fail it can bring a smile to my face and is easy inspiration for a fun and unique look. I can't think of a main costume in that movie that I don't love (if you exclude the scene "Beautiful Girl" (around 1:02); those are all really strange, but it will probably make you smile so you should check it if you've never seen it.
Without a doubt my favorite part of the show is Good Morning and the movie premiere that leads up to it.
From the premiere (their first talking picture):
The audio and video get off, and beyond that it's a disaster so it takes what should be a love story and turns it into more of a comedy.
"No, no, no" (in Lina's voice with a mustache man shaking his head yes)
"Yes, yes, yes" (in the mustache man's voice with Lina's dainty face saying no)
Later while problem solving the end of a successful movie career, they start singing "Good Morning." The dancing is incredible and the accordion style dress that Debbie Reynolds models is awesome. Needless to say Ty had to have an accordion style skirt and lightning bolt v-neck sweater.
|Here's a picture from the movie so that you can see my inspiration if you're not familiar with Singing in the Rain (Image Source)|
If you haven't seen it yet, you should probably check it out! It's #6 best movie of all time on the American Film Industry's list. Not only that but the fashion styling is amazing (for boys and girls). The designer was truly an artist, and I aspire to be that visionary someday. That you could create stunning, timeless pieces.
Needless to say, when I saw the theme in the movies for PR&P, I didn't have to think twice about what my inspiration would be. I had planned a costume for my son as well, but when push came to shove, I redirected my time and attention to pattern drafting instead.
Keep following us in the next month and you'll be in for a real treat (especially if you like sewing for kids).