As a graduate of the Ryerson Fashion program with over 20 years of sewing experience, I am well-versed in pattern drafting, construction, and alterations. My Ryerson degree helped me further develop my pattern making, draping, and illustration skills. Prior to Ryerson I studied costume construction at Capilano College, in Vancouver.
In 2014, I was nominated by David Dunkley, a well-known local milliner, to take part in the Cashmere Design Challenge. My entry, one of only twelve in Canada, was showcased at a fashion show, on television and in print.
My professional experience is diverse.
I spent many years working on costumes in film, TV, and theatre in various positions. Making magic happen with tight deadlines and shoe-string budgets meant careful planning, good time management, and doing everything: from sewing and alterations to dyings and fittings.
I have designed custom projects for personal clients and worked with local custom designers. At Lilliput hats, I worked on making beautiful custom hats and headpieces; at Campagne & Cupcakes, I gained experience fitting women in custom dresses for formal events; and at Gian-Paolo Mazzotta, I honed my skills in a custom tailored men’s suits shop.