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I have experience working as a costume supervisor and am excited to follow a career path in television and film. I am eager to work within a wardrobe team to learn and improve my skills to become a costume buyer. As a costume maker, I have developed a variety of technical skills and specialise in womenswear and hand embroidery.
This jacket is the replica of a costume from the movie “Goya’s Ghost” (Director: Miloš Forman). It is representative of the 1790′ style. It is sewn in velvet with a hand embroidered silk jacket. Making this costume allowed me to further develop my sewing skills in womenswear, embroidery and soft tailoring.
1790' riding jacket
The Pet-en-l’ier, also called casaquin or robe à la francaise is a late XVIII jacket .They were usually worn by the royalty in France in the 1780’. It’s a jacket to mid-hip length with a sack back composed of 10 Watteau pleats. This jacket has elbow length sleeves and closes over a compere front tied with bows.
The Ballad of the Cosmo Café
I was the costume supervisor of “The Ballad of the Cosmo Café”, an immersive performance directed and designed by Pamela Howard. The play was recreating the story of a beloved café based in Finchley Road in the 1960′.
Designs: Pamela Howard
Photos: Kyle Nudo
This costume is the replica of a 1580 corset made with linen and 40 boning pieces. It allowed me to experiment with scaling up patterns as well as learning about the sewing methods of that period. My research mostly came from the books “Patterns of Fashion 5” by Janet Arnold, and “The Tudor Tailor” by Ninya Mikhaia.
1580' dorothea corset