Born in London,England. Roamed around US from kitchen to theatre with parents until finally ran away with the Circus. Wardrobe Mistress and UnderGarment washer extraordinaire,able to match socks to artists by worn spots and loose thread pattern.
Toured with Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria for 5 years & developed a fatal attraction to Japanese Cute tchotchkies and watching our artists perform amazing things with their bodies in warm-ups.
Over the last 20 years or so I have stitched for Oregon Ballet, Portland Centre Stage, Illusion Theater, The Guthrie Theater, Theatre Garage, London School of Samba, and been wardrobe mistress at The Children’s Theater, & 5 years with Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria.
This journal is to keep track of projects and share tips and tricks of the trade.From Victorian/ Steampunk clothing, Asian inspired hair ornaments to simple alteration. Many things/tricks my hands seem to known, rather than my brain, so as they come up, I wanted to have a place to jot them down, as much for myself to recall as for others :)
Also to share my lists of resources for UK materials. You can also ask me about source lists for quite a few other countries, I may still recall some good places in So. America, No. America, Japan & Taiwan.
NOTE PLEASE: all photos and journal entries are proprietary. please please DO NOT re-print /distribute/randomly strew about these more than I am already. ( at least not without crediting me and linking ;)
Anyone featured IN any photo has implicit permission to copy/print/dist to friends. I try to credit other photographers of my work, and the persons wearing it if they wish to be known.
(Shamless plug:If you’d like to discuss a commission, need to hire a professional seamstress or wardrobe person, please feel free to contact me via email: