Born Yesterday

My friend costume designer extraordinaire Franne Lee called me on Wednesday afternoon in a frantic state from the Maltz Theater in Jupiter,Florida.. “ The woman they hired to make the costumes doesn’t have a clue and I need an outfit for a Friday morning publicity shoot that can’t be rescheduled. Can you help me. Please!!”

I was in Miami and the theater is in Jupiter an hour and half fast driving away. I immediately agreed to take the challenge and jumped in my Toyota and speed from Miami to Jupiter with my scissors and muslin. I measured the star Andrea Burns at and made a muslin and did the first fitting at 5.30 pm and in the actual fabric at 10 am the following morning after driving back and forth from Miami to Jupiter. Worked all day Thursday on the outfit and finished at 11pm and delivered it in time for the Friday photo shoot. It looked fabulous and fitted to perfection, The show called Born Yesterday went on as scheduled.


Andrea Burns ( Billie Dawn ) wears the red wool suit I created for the play “Born Yesterday.”