I am a seamstress and costume maker living and working in Toronto.Since starting my career I have had the chance to work on various forms of Costume making in a few different countries.
I began my training at John Abbott College in the theatre design program. While there I was introduced to all the different aspects of the theatre. This is when I chose to focus on Costume making. While at John Abbott College I designed the costumes for the play Les Belles Soeurs by Michel Tremblay.
I then moved to England to attend the BA(hons)Costume Interpretation course at Wimbledon College of Art. After University I stayed in London, England for a couple of years, working at the Globe theatre, the Young Vic theatre and Angels the Costumier, as well as styling on a few commercials and music videos.
I worked as an alterations assistant at Angels the Costumier for 15 months. While there I got my first taste of sewing for film and television, learning the skills needed to alter clothing for this demanding industry.
In September 2008 I was lucky enough to go for a 6 week internship at the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin, Germany. While there I worked on costumes for the musical Ein Phantasy Palast.
In 2010 I moved back to Canada, working in Montreal and then moving to Stratford Ontario to work at the Stratford Theatre Festival in the menswear department. After Stratford I moved to Toronto, where I started working at Kelly-Francis Costumes. One of my tasks at Kelly-Francis Costumes was to sew Costumes for the Cirque du Soleil. As well as sewing their many complicated and challenging projects I was also the liaison between the Cirque du Soleil and Kelly-Francis Costumes. I also sewed and altered costumes for various film and television productions.
Throughout the years I have also sewn made to measure garments for various clients. I have a studio at home and can take on personal projects as well as larger projects for theatre, film and Television.
I love costume making and look forward to every new project that comes through my door.