Costume Department

Pam Macbeth fitting Mary Poppins

Costume Department Opportunities 2018-2019

Many have watched in awe as our costume department has designed and created the costumes for our productions over the years. Now, students can learn for themselves, and create their own unique pieces under the guidance of Pam Macbeth. Click here to read more about Miss Pam!

These classes are part of the High School Credit Track! For more information, click here!

Pam Macbeth fitting Mary Poppins

Many have watched in awe as our costume department has designed and created the costumes for our productions over the years. Now, students can learn for themselves, and create their own unique pieces under the guidance of Pam Macbeth. Click here to read more about Miss Pam!

These classes are part of the High School Credit Track! For more information, click here!


Sewing the Stage: Tom Sawyer+Pollyanna

Be a part of AWIPs Costume Crew and Stitch Shop. You will be a part of historical research, design, alterations, embellishment, lay-out and cut-out, machine and hand sewing to create costumes for the Junior Production of Tom Sawyer + Pollyanna. Beginning level sewing experience required as well as having own machine (preferred). Click here to apply for a costume intern position.


Fall Sewing Scene (Levels 1+2)

Fundamentals of sewing machine basics to familiarize a new seamstress with operation, basic tools needed for sewing as well as pattern language and construction.  Must provide basic supplies; machine available for rent.

  • Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 25 @10:00-11:00 • Ages 10+
  • MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, Sept. 4  @12:00
  • No Classes over school vacations, unless a snow make-up day is needed

Spring Sewing Scene (Level 1+2)

Intermediate to advanced sewing skills required as well as working knowledge of machine, fundamentals of patterns terms and sewing language. Prior project selection and skill approved prior to class beginning. Select the pattern you have always wanted to make and step by step creation will occur during class time. No material fee but pattern selection must be approved prior to class. Machine available for rent.

  • Thursdays, Jan. 10-Mar 7 @11:15-12:15 • Ages 10+
  • MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 3  @12:00
  • No Classes over school vacations, unless a snow make-up day is needed

Location for all classes

Cost for each class

  • $110 total (includes Admin Fee of $25 • Materials Fee of $10 • Tuition of $10/class)

>>>Click here to register!<<<



Costume Department Internships

At A Work in Progress, we put internships at the forefront of our company. We believe that our students have been blessed with talents which we hope to help them discover and nurture. Each department within AWIP has a ‘pyramid’ structure that allows students to progress towards the top position available in that department. In the costume department, it is possible for a student to work their way up to being the Costume Designer for a MainStage production, if they have gone through the steps provided! We want our students to dream big while discovering where their passions lie. Below, you will find the Costume Department Pyramid and a listing of internships currently available.


Independent Costume Intern

Opportunity available for independent stitchers to create ensemble and individual costumes for actors in White Christmas and/or Narnia. An hour of tutorial per week includes design and basic sewing assistance at costume designer’s residence according to schedule of intern. For more information on our internships, including how to apply and how credit is rewarded, click here.

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