Tuesday, March 05, 2013

My Office/Shop

Here are a few pics of my teeny tiny Costume shop located at the back of the McKay Auditorium. It is just big enough for my desk, small filing cabinet (for office supplies), large filing cabinet (for patterns), bookshelf (full of sewing, costuming and history type reference books), a big cutting table, 2 rolling serger desks and 2 rolling sewing desks. We also have squeezed in 1-2 rolling clothing racks and a tall plastic drawer set full of threads and notions. In the corner is a built in cabinet where we lock up all our machines, irons, and other equipment and next to that is a built in fold-out three-way mirror.

Though it is small it is pretty efficient and I like it. I really wish it had an extra corner for a changing area. I've been trying to think of a way for us to screen off an area for actors to try on clothes without eating up our work area. I also wish it was located closer to the costume closet and supply closet. The supply closet is not too far, maybe 20 feet out the back door. But the costume closet is out the door, across the stage, through a hallway, down a breezeway, and up a set of stairs. That gets tiring fast when you're running back and forth trying to find stuff. I also really wish that so many people didn't use the shop as a hallway to get to the stage. I get really annoyed by so many people coming through AND it makes me worry about my costumes getting messed up or taken.

I'll tackle those issues later I guess, when I have made myself indispensible (cross my fingers).

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