I’ve always been creative and, when I was growing up in Lincolnshire, loved drawing and making stuff! My favourite subject at school was textiles so I decided to study Costume Design and Making at university and, after graduating was lucky enough to spend a number of years touring the UK and Europe as a wardrobe mistress in musical theatre. I worked on large-scale productions, my favourites being ‘Annie’ and ‘42nd Street’. I also spent many Christmas seasons working on some of the country’s biggest pantomimes where I got to dress lots of ‘A-list’ celebrities. I met my husband on tour, he was in the band and I moved to Manchester not long after.
I started my alterations business in 2011 and was asked to appear on ITV’s 'Tonight' where I up-cycled clothes for a programme about sustainable fashion. Alongside my work with bridal and occasion wear, I have been able to work behind the scenes in television at Media City UK. I’ve worked with Gok Wan and on the set of Coronation Street, however, my dream came true when I got to be wardrobe mistress for my childhood idols Take That! Now with over 15 years sewing experience under my belt I’m trying to juggle work with my biggest job of being a mum.