My first experience of sewing was watching my Grandmother, who then gave me a needle and thread and taught me the basics and instilled my love and excitement of producing something from a scrap of material.
I have always had a passion for art and believe that all of my artistic work to date was to inspire feelings of happiness and nostalgia. This has not altered since my progression into Theatre, Fashion and Bridal wear.
I have a BA Hons in Fine Art and virtually all my projects had material in some form or other in the finished piece – I think I may have had one paintbrush, but my main tools were a Black and Decker Quattro and a sewing machine! I also started making my own clothes at university when I struggled to find clothes to fit my shape. When I finished university I wanted to dedicate myself to learning everything I could about fashion and the construction of clothing. I fell in love with theatrical costume, especially corsetry, and its eclectic and dramatic styling.