Makenzi worked as the wardrobe mistress and as a stitcher for four years at Derby DInner Playhouse. She worked on over 50 productions during her time at the Derby!
Makenzi got her start in costuming by working as the "laundry girl" for the theatre. After two months, she began to learn how to sew and eventually became assistant to the head of the department.
After her first year, she started to pull costumes and spent most of her time working on designs, puppetry, and out-of-this-world character costumes.