I have over 50 years’ practical experience sewing, which really did begin as shown in the delightful inset drawing. I began small and soon I was making clothes for myself, my family, friends and others.
I gradually moved on to designing, pattern-making, tailoring and custom sewing. I fell in love with costume design and construction while working on a summer musical many years ago with the well-known designer Norm Kirschbaum. Since then, I’ve costumed for various community theatres in the Bay Area.
My experience and skills include all levels of professional sewing, tailoring, alterations, working with vintage fabrics and fitting for special needs.
In keeping with my philosophy that remaking and repurposing is essential to sustainable living in the modern world, my favorite challenge is to invent new things out of clothing that has been discarded, no longer works or just needs an update.
Costume-making is where sewing meets magic. It can take us back into the past by reproducing historical clothing. It transforms us into fantastical creatures or fictional characters for serious - or casual - cosplay, not to mention good old Halloween! (For more about custom-made costumes, see the INDIVIDUALS section of the website.)
I'd love to work with you to create something "Sew Becoming" that you'll love who you are in it!