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Costume designer Maggie Morgan, left, goes over the finishing touches of a 1850's cherry red silk taffeta dress with cutter Bronwen Burton. The 19th-century hoop dress will be featured in "The Heiress" at South Coast Repertory.

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ELABORATE PLANNING:

Drawings of 19th-century hoop dresses and other costumes for "The Heiress" are pinned up at South Coast Repertory.

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Catherine J. Esera, a cutter, works on 1850s wardrobe for "The Heiress" at South Coast Repertory. An iridescent silk taffeta dress waits for alterations in background.

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NEAR PERFECTION

Bronwen Burton, left, and Mary Bergot perfect a silk stripe taffeta dress. "The Heiress" is set in New York in the 1850's. Taken at South Coast Repertory.

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Tina Frank, left, and Mary Bergot complete stitch work on 1850's period pieces for "The Heiress." The adaptation of the Henry James novel, Washington Square, runs Oct. 17 - Nov. 16 at South Coast Repertory.

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An 1850s gentleman's outfit for the production of "The Heiress" hangs at South Coast Repertory. Costume designer Maggie Morgan takes into account a person's wealth and the appropriate fabric for the times before designing a costume. Taken at South Coast Repertory.

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Costume designer Maggie Morgan with some of her tools of the trade. Her designs will be featured in "The Heiress" at South Coast Repertory.