I am a bespoke historical costume cutter and maker for theatre, TV and film.
Having qualified from the highly prestigious Theatre Wardrobe and Design course in Liverpool, I went on to work in theatres around the country.
My work involves me coordinating closely with the production costume designers and wardrobe supervisors to transform designs into garments that are individually fitted to the performer and finished to the highest standards for comfort and durability.
The skills that I have developed include pattern cutting and draping, using historical and modern sewing techniques to create boned foundation garments, historical and modern garments including evening wear, soft tailored suits and coats.
I also love to work with individual clients who are looking for a unique outfit for a special occasion.
Since I set up my own company, I have had the opportunity to work on productions for companies such as The Open-Air Theatre, Regents Park London, Shakespeare’s Globe London, RSC, and many West End productions.
These included Kenneth Branagh's Season at the Garrick, (Winter's Tale and Harlequinade) and Macbeth, (MIF and The Armoury, New York) all designed by Chris Oram.
When the Globe production of Nell Gwynne (designed by Hugh Durrant) transferred to the West End I made the costumes for the leading lady, as well as for Funny Girl, Mrs Henderson Presents (designed by Paul Willis), Farneilli and the King (designed by Jonathan Fensom), Singin in The Rain (designed by Simon Higlett), The Dresser and The Man in the White suit, (designed by Michael Taylor).
I worked with Bristol Costume Services on White Christmas (designed by Diego Pitarch) which had a highly successful run at the Dominion theatre from Nov 2019-Jan 2020.
In January 2020 I worked on Pretty Woman, (designed by Tom Rogers from the original Broadway designs by Gregg Barnes), which opened in February 2020. It is due to reopen in July 2021.
My TV and film work has included commissions for the BBC, ITV and costume houses Cosprop and Angles. Through them I made for leading characters in Poldark, Downton Abbey, (designed by Suzannah Buxton), Calendar Girls (film, designed by Frances Tempest), The Golden Era and Phantom of the Opera (films designed by Alexandra Byrne, The Golden Bowl (film designed by John Bright) and The Others (film).
During this Covid year I organised group of women to produce scrubs for Royal Papworth Hospital, East Anglian Children’s Hospice, several GP local surgeries and masks for a hospital in London.
I am about to complete a styling course with the British College of Professional Stylists, which I hope will allow me to work for with clients to organise their wardrobes and clothing to be more sustainable and planet friendly, whilst still maintaining a fun and self-enhancing experience.