- Indianapolis US-IN
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I have worked in the theatrical costuming world for almost twenty years now, doing everything from laundry and dressing, to design and patternmaking. I have extensive experience in working on a budget and making garments do things that no one expected them to do. I am, therefore, quite good at thinking around corners and through monetary concerns.
I have decent computer skills, and tend to teach myself quickly. Among the computer software I have learned to use myself is Photoshop (up to CS5). I've also taught myself enough to maintain two websites (one a forum-based community, the other an online compendium of my work). I can author html and am learning php scripts.
Design, create patterns, and build garments for various clients, including convention-goers, brides, drag performers, pageant contestants, actors, etc.
Interpret costume designs, generate patterns, manipulate/decorate fabric, sew, and supervise 25 student employees in order to implement designer's visions. Over the course of seven years in this position, I created costumes from start to finish for over thirty full-scale productions.
Facilitate and perform quick changes on actors during theatrical productions. Manage a team of 5-7 dressers. Maintain costumes/clothing for a 6-8 week run.