I received a lovely e-mail from my DGD recently, wishing me a happy BD and Mother's Day, and thanking me for teaching her to sew. She asked what type of sewing machine (domestic or industrial) I had taught her to sew on. She needed to know, because she had been working in the costume shop at Juilliard for a year-and-a-half, and was recently offered a position in the costume shop with a professional theater company in New Your City!
She just confirmed the theater is:
Happy Dance!!! I am over the moon. So thrilled all the projects we
did together (starting with doll clothes and dance costumes, and
working up to a beautiful dress) are assisting her now.
I was offered the job of running the costume department of the local
professional opera company (based on my costuming work at the local
high school with a woman who was leaving that position), back in the
70s. However, it required researching and designing historically
correct costumes for the productions, and I was not at all sure I
had the necessary skills or resources (this was before the internet
made those kinds of searches so much easier). I have always
regretted not taking a stab at it.
I can hardly wait for summer so DGD and I can have time to discuss
- posted 3 years ago
-- Beverly http://www.ickes.us