Smithsonian – Creating Mannequins

Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of American History

Costume Conservation Volunteer for Sunae Park-Evans, Senior Costume Conservator

I learned how to trace a basic pattern from a garment and carve the shape out of ethofoam. For the Carol Burnett and Phyllis Diller costumes, I helped pad the mannequin’s limbs and stitched the covering fabric onto the form.