Commander in Chief Uniforms

Commander in Chief Uniforms

When The Commander in Chief uniforms needed updating and improving her manager contacted me to make them. CIC had relocated to Berkshire and it made sense to come to me instead of travelling all the way to Los Angeles, where she had her previous costumes made. Read more...
John Sutter – Madame Tussauds San Francisco

John Sutter – Madame Tussauds San Francisco

John Sutter is a historical figure in Madame Tussauds San Francisco. His figure needed a period style waistcoat cut with a rolled shawl collar, on the bias with the checks and a centre front point finished with mother of pearl buttons. Read more...
Dirty Harry – Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Dirty Harry – Madame Tussauds San Francisco

This bespoke brown 3-piece suit was made for the character Dirty Harry for Madame Tussauds’ San Francisco attraction. I had very little time to make this one, I’m pretty sure I didn’t even have a fitting for the figure. The choice of fabric is very much in keeping with the weight and composition of 1970’s suits. Read more...
Graham’s Doublet and Shirt

Graham’s Doublet and Shirt

Graham’s doublet and shirt came about as he is a folk singer and needed an outfit that reflected his music. I used Hunt and Winterbotham moleskin for the capped sleeve doublet and a wool/cotton mix from Acorn Fabrics for the shirt. Read more...
Harvey Milk for Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Harvey Milk for Madame Tussauds San Francisco

I am honoured to have made the trousers for iconic gay rights activist Harvey Milk for Madame Tussauds San Francisco. The order happened quickly so I didn’t have time to see the figure before making them. Read more...
Hussar Style Jacket

Hussar Style Jacket

This is the jacket that goes with the breeches that I posted earlier for the understudy Walter in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Glyndebourne Opera. The doeskin cloth came from Hainsworth Textiles and the jacket was lined in silesia with slippery lining in the sleeves for ease of dressing. Read more...
Aida Costumes – Opera Australia 2008

Aida Costumes – Opera Australia 2008

In 2008, after I finished on the production of Madame Butterfly for Oz Opera I stayed on to do Opera Australia’s Aida. The brief was to produce patterns and sample costumes for each design needed for the male chorus which would then be partially made and beaded in an Indian workshop. Read more...
Madame Butterfly – Oz Opera Costumes

Madame Butterfly – Oz Opera Costumes

In 2008 I had the opportunity to work as the Men’s Cutter for Oz Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly. The job was for 6 weeks (IIRC) in a makeshift workroom within the opera building in Surrey Hills. Read more...