This is a collection of thoughts relating most often to historical costume: the articles of clothing people used to dress themselves in the past. This is a space to consider the construction, use, and history of clothes. In addition, I will sometimes adventure into sewing modern garments and other projects. I encourage you to join me in sharing your thoughts, inspirations, and resources.
I am a professional costumer with a passion for the construction of historical clothing, particularly from the 19th and early 20th centuries. I understand and enjoy both making clothing with historical accuracy and also building and altering costumes for theatre and film. I always strive to create products that show exceptional workmanship.
My professional portfolio is available here.
A little more
I possess a strong interest and foundation in history: costume history, social history, and material history. In addition, I have an unusual aptitude for creativity, which has been a consistent catalyst for my imagination. I often combine the varied facets of my background and activities and am able to create, study, and wear historical clothing. This unique multi-faceted knowledge brings me personal joy and provides a refreshing perspective in the construction of both modern and historical clothing and costumes. There is much to be learned when the three avenues of researching, making and wearing intersect!
I am a performing member of The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers.