Here are some examples of my work showing both historically inspired and imaginative pieces.
In all cases the images are the property of the photographer and reproduced with consent.
Here's a quick kids costume made for my daughter to be the Cheshire Cat for World Book Day.
It was made from two ladies jersey fabric tops bought from charity shops, and the tail construction uses flexible brass modelling wire and old cushion stuffing.
Robe a l'Anglaise made as a costume wedding dress from client's own reproduction vintage fabric. Details include reproduction lace and satin flowers.
Period stays were also made to be worn beneath however I have no pictures at present.
Photographs - Tom Jewell & Conan Daley
Tailcoats using Victorian tailoring methods
Two tailcoats made for characters in Profound Decisions' Maelstrom LRP System.
The first is modelled on the late Victorian naval officer's dress coat and made to accommodate a slightly corpulent figure. Braid was applied by hand to front, collar and tail, and buttonholes sewn by hand.
The second was designed to sit high at the front and with the tail cut away to behind the hips in order to give access to a pistol belt. Front fastening is by frogs with false buttons for decoration and it was lined in the client's own fabric.
Mary Kingsley outfit made for Victorian character dinner. Commission completed entirely by email with client providing measurements.
Photograph provided by client
Set of Military Jackets
These images show some of the set of 12 military-style jackets made for Bandits, Brigands and Buccaneers in 2009 (www.scurvyscum.com - although no longer operating).
In order to keep costs down, the base jackets are cotton chef's whites in various sizes. They were dyed to the client's specification and collars, cuffs and epaulettes were added. Buttons were changed for steel and braid added to the front.
Photographs - Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth in 2010
Dick Clark http://mogphoto.foliopic.com