I just took a look, and yesterday marked the one year anniversary of this blog.  I can’t believe an entire year has gone by since that first post day.

In looking back on the 130+ entries we have post in that year – from myself, Megan Duckett, and Silvia Soler, I am proud of the content we have offered.  We have provided educational information on custom stage curtains and other theatrical and special event products, we have described (and provided pictures) some amazing projects that we have been fortunate to work on, we have given insight into the evolution of the company and its founder, and we have introduced you to many of our exceptional staff members.

Here are just a few of my personal favorites:


Rent What? does the Mark and Brian Christmas Show (great photos of a Silver Satin Series Austrian)

Check out this Metal Mesh photo!  (the drape looks like a painting at the Decemberists show)

Mixed Media Backdrop.  What’s that?  (examples of mixed media backdrops we made for Lady Gaga, Motley Crue, and Soulja Boy)


Focus On: Top Finishes (really, I like all of the “Focus On” posts – they are geared toward helping the novice navigate the world of theatrical drapery)

Exhibit Booths (an overview of how pipe and drape is used to create trade show booths)

Interested in Theatre Lighting? (a brief guide to educational resources online and in print)

Anything on the subject of Flame Retardancy (my pet topic)


Lucky Break: From Coffins to Concerts… (Megan describes the events that lead to the founding of Sew What? Inc.)

Sew What? Rockin’ T-Shirt (I loved showing off the incredible graphics by John Rios)

Sew What? Star of the Month – Nov 09 (actually, I am proud to post on all of our monthly “stars”, as well as our staff anniversaries)

We hope that you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as we have enjoyed writing it – if you’ll keep reading, we’ll keep writing!