My name is Elisa. I’ve been sewing for over 15 years. I make costumes, and sew sets, and will liase with model makers, metal workers, suitmakers, sign writers etc, if it means getting you the fabric construction job you need. Working in well established and respected production companies such as Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, and numerous film, TV and theatre productions has helped to more finely hone my costuming skills.
Nothing quite beats the thrill of watching something come together in front you with your own two hands! And nothing is quite as satisfying as watching somebody enjoy their life, party or performance, wearing something that was made with special effort, consideration and care.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the past, personally dressing up to take on different aspects of different characters and find that with more experience and practice, the less self conscious one tends to feel. I’ve even caught the bus in various get ups just to test myself! Playing dress ups can help a person to lead a more….varied life. Variety is the spice of life they say!