Recently, I volunteered at my daughter's school career day. With portfolio and a bag of tutus in hand, I visited four classrooms and talked about what I get to do everyday. It was fun seeing their eager faces and answer their questions. I hope they will one day work in jobs they love.
Last summer, I took some classes through Tutus That Dance Seminar in Las Vegas. I meet many wonderful tutu makers from around the globe. It was an amazing experience and hope to return again in the future. I find in this field there is always something new to learn, questions to ask, inspiration to glean. This is why I keep coming back, I am a perpetual student. It is how I started in costuming.
I went from a home sewing background to theatre costuming one while in college. There are many differences between the two. I asked a lot of questions as I was thrown into the middle of a crazy build season. Never used industrial machines but had a strong understanding of basic construction, thanks to my mom. I worked my way up from a stitcher to a first hand in less than a year, much quicker than the norm.
I leave you some production photos to enjoy.
|Peter Pan and his Shadow|
|The Lost Boys|