Daily tasks included general millinery, including hand and machine sewing, blocking straws/felts/buckram/sinamay, wiring brims, edging brims, stitching in headlines, linings and labels, trimming with feathers and flowers, dying materials for orders. Copying designs for private clients and wholesale orders in good time and high quality. Additional task were customer service for clients coming in for studio appointments and phone and online services for both customers and suppliers.
I worked on a project called ‘La Jonque des Plaisirs’ for Past Pleasures. My role was to produce a bespoke Chinese opera inspired masquerade hat and boots to client’s specification, using my sewing and making skills as well as creatively painting a Chinese print onto the leather boots.
I cut exclusive fabrics for bridal and occasional wear with accuracy and attention to detail as well as small pattern manipulations to suffice to the custom made sizes. I had the responsibility to organize my workload working within a team to meet strict deadlines.
As Wardrobe Supervisor for the film Here Lies, directed by Duncan Ward my responsibilities were creating, styling and sourcing costumes for the production as well as organizing the wardrobe department and keeping a budget of all wardrobe expenses. Contacting various suppliers and liaising with sponsors for donations or hire of costume for the running wardrobe. In addition I also acted as the sole dresser for each actor and actress during the length of the production and completed all maintenance and alterations required on the costumes.
Specialising in the realisation and construction of costumes for theatre, film and television.
Specialising in Fashion Print Design
Art & Design
Theatre Industry Night prize competition for best Costume Interpretation. http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon/2012/06/21/wimbledon-theatre-industry-night-prizes/