About Me

The History Of A Girl And Her Sewing Machine
I’ve always loved costumes and dressing up. When I was growing up I was a little performer, putting on plays and skits complete with costumes. Before I could sew, my costumes came from raiding through my mum’s wardrobe and my first forays into sewing came in the form of making costumes and clothes for my dolls.



By the time I was in high school I was helping my mum make my clothes and taking over the making of the costumes for school plays.

By 17 I knew what I wanted to do and finally got some professional training in costume design and construction.

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During college I discovered a not-so-secret passion for period clothing,
more specifically 19th Century outfits (much of my late teens were
spent swooning over despairing Byronic heroes)

 While studying at university I developed a love of social and domestic
history (not to mention a devotion to all things Jane Austen related). I
began to consider ways of combining my life’s two passions – books and
costumes into a career.

By the time I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film and Television Studies I
was ready to dive into the deep waters of self-employment.

Ultimately it was my life long love affair with my sewing machine that led to my decision to set up shop and try earn a living by doing what I love.

Nowadays, I can be found buried under fabric in my studio trawling through historical records and museum
collections to find interesting pieces of clothing and accessories to



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