I realized yesterday that I don't think I've ever posted photos of the costume shop. It's a pretty wonderful sewing place, and I am extremely jealous of it.
There are five regular sewing machines and one industrial one, and a vintage serger. We have two Japanese industrial irons and a large ironing table. There are two cutting tables and a giant rack for costumes in progress. There are half a dozen dressmaking forms and dozens and dozens of drawers for notions and the like.
It's a relatively hard place to photograph with a cellphone, but here are the two shots I did get.
Those red chairs are a coveted item in the shop--some days there are more people than chairs!
The other cutting table looks similar, so I didn't take a photo of it, and everyone knows what sewing machines and clothes racks look like.
I also have some pictures of the costumes we're currently working on, but I don't know if they're supposed to stay secret until the show goes up, so to be on the safe side I'll save them. If you're in the DC area, you should come see it. The costumes we are working on are gorgeous, and in my opinion they alone would be worth the ticket price!
Vogue 1550, a Paco Peralta design
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