About Me

What I do

My passion for sewing and historical costume started with the joint gifts of a plastic needle and a ball of wool. Add a love of dress-up and paper dolls, plus a visit to practically every historical site in Britain, and a future Dress Historian and Costume Maker was born!

As a dress historian I help historic sites, libraries and social groups to add a unique element to their meeting by offering lively, informative presentations on women’s history told through fashion, enhanced with an extensive visual display of original costume from my own private collection.

To see my range of presentation and to book me as a speaker for you event, go the talks page.

As a historic dressmaker, I help museums and historical properties to increase footfall and income by creating costume to; complement exhibitions, enhance visitor experience with dress-up rails and boxes, to be used by staff and to facilitate learning within their education programme, which makes the whole property unique and attractive to visitors. I can also provide a maintenance service to ensure the investment in costume is economical in the long-term.

I offer made-to-measure period costume for private individuals looking for a unique or themed outfit. Gaining inspiration from original costume and working with the clients ideas, I design and make the costume they have always wanted, fully tailored, to create a truly bespoke outfit.

To discuss your ideas with me and get a quote contact me.