I started sewing at the age of seven. I have grown up doing various needlecrafts; embroidery, knitting, crochet, quilting, etc. The creative process has always fulfilling and exciting to me. In 2000 I took my first theater job: Seamstress for the La Jolla Playhouse working on Thoroughly Modern Millie, which went on to Broadway. From that point on, sewing became my number one passion.
I was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism a non-profit educational group that studies and re-creates the time period roughly from the fall of the Roman Empire to the death of Queen Elizabeth I in all aspects including fighting, dancing, cooking, brewing, dressing, royalty, etc. In this group I had the opportunity to sew many types of garb including basic Viking aprons and tunics, Norman horseman's tunics, sideless surcotes, Elizabethan doublets and undergarments, gifts for other Baronies (chapters), and whatever else intrigued me. I was seamstress to two different royals. And while I will never make another one, while in the SCA I sewed 4 full sized tents.
In March of 2004 I quit my day job to work full time sewing. I have made five costumes from the epic movie series Star Wars, numerous Hawaiian shirts for my dad, themed aprons for my step- mom and her twin, as well as the various homework assignments for my studies in Fashion Design at San Diego Mesa College.
Later I joined a Star Trek fan group that not only did appearances at San Diego ComiCon, but also appeared as pirates at the Escondido Renaissance Faire and other similar venues. For this group I have clothed three different styles of Klingon (a warrior alien race from the Star Trek universe of beings) as well as various pirate clothes.
I enjoy a challenge as much as I enjoy simple work. Hawaiian shirts are as much fun as
Darth Vader was, one just takes longer.