I began my costuming career as an apprentice for the Santa Fe opera company in 1979. After returning to Washington D.C. I spent six years patterning the men’s costumes for the Folger Shakespeare Theater. I moved to California in 1985 and was the senior patternmaker for the San Francisco Opera for 28 years. I retired from there in November of 2013 to pursue other ventures.
I started this website to share my knowledge and expertise in the field of period costume and to have the chance to create some of my own designs. This is the place where your most intricate costume fantasy can be brought to life.