Well, like the title said, I'm currently working at the local theatre, which is a completely new experience for me. I have worked for a film production once, but theatre is new and today I'm enjoying my first free day in a month ... yes, you saw right, the first free day after working for a month without weekends or anything else.
It isn't as bad as I thought at first, but it does start to get a bit exhausting now that the first month is over.
And it's not the work that's exhausting, but having to deal with people all the time without the opportunity to get away for some time and to be all on my own.
Therefore I'm pretty happy that today the house is completely empty and I can sit here in silence in my own workshop and just do whatever I like. Well, I have to admit that I already drafted a pattern and plan to work on one of my own commissions later, although I could be doing nothing at all.
Well, don't get me wrong about that people stuff, all of them that I work with are nice persons and we get along quite good, the actors are lovely and we have fun, but I'm not that much of a social person, so no matter what kind of people, I just need to be on my own for a period of time. And I have to admit that it gives me some sort of gender dysphoria in certain situations - more of the social kind but nevertheless it's not that pleasant at all ...
But well, I don't want to complain all the time now, just a few thoughts running free now that I have a moment of wonderful silence
I'll be working at the theatre untill 9th of August, and I suppose the coming month will be the most stressful since we have to work on costumes for two plays the same time now, after that there will be only repairs, alterations and maintaining costumes, I'll be the dresser for "Cabaret", which is one of four plays that we have on our programme this time.
Seems like I'm going to make most of the corsets for "Cabaret", although they won't be made the way I usually do the as bespoke garments for my customers, but it's still a nice thing to do, I only knew a few things about the theatrical way of making garments, which may sound strange in the first place, but while my stuff usually is made to look neat both on the inside and the outside, and worked the high class manufacturing way, theatrical costumes need to be easily altered and don't have to look good in detail as well as on the inside, which of course makes perfect sense, but it's a thing that I'm not really used too
- so we already had a few misunderstandings, but nothing bad, like I said we all get along very good and it's just natural that everyone thinks about the way of working they are used too ...
So let's see what else will be in the remaining time ...
Annoyingly, I didn't manage to finish all my commissions before the theatre season started, so I do my very best to work on them as much as I can, too, which is - honestly speaking - not much time left at all. But at least it goes on a little bit. Maybe I can finish the skirt for another commissioned TARDIS dress today.
Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for some pictures from my model dresses, I recently got the first one from my golden Tudor gown (just look at my gallery if you haven't seen it yet
still has a TARDIS from me for shooting purposes, and I think she will make some pretty impressive pictures
So don't wonder if it takes some time until I react to comments or notes at the moment, I'm just too busy, and if you want to write me because of a commission - feel free to do so, but I can only start working on it in august or even later.
Meanwhile, I'm sending out many greetings from Germany to all my followers here