Inspired by my mother, I have always loved being creative and when she taught me how to sew at a young age, I knew I had found what I wanted to do. At school, I had always aspired to work in the fashion industry, however after seeing The Merchant of Venice at The Globe Theatre, I discovered a love for historical costume. This is where my excitement at the prospect of creating such costumes, to assist in the storytelling of each character, originated. After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Costume and Performance Design at the Arts University Bournemouth, I began to thrive in high pressure environments and became competent in historical construction. I was extremely honoured to receive the Jean Hunnisett award, in recognition of my costume making. My attention to detail can be seen through my love for embroidery and period accurate elements of my work such as delicately piped cuffs.
Outside of my studies I have experience altering costumes for Wicked and working with a number of freelance costume makers on other West End shows including Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, & Juliet and The Lion King. Further to this I have collaborated with Salisbury Museum on their Look Again Discover Centuries of Fashion project where I interpreted an original c.1790-1800s embroidered waistcoat and tailored a frock coat and breeches to complete the ensemble.
One of my favourite fashion eras was the 1940s-50s and as part of my love for costume, I regularly go to vintage events, such as The Goodwood Revival and Twinwood. To create unique looks, I enjoy designing and making outfits for my family, friends and myself for jiving the weekend away!
Please do get in touch if you need a costume for a vintage event, Living History, period accurate Museum display, stage and screen or any other commissions.