I've been sewing for over twenty years. I make formal gowns, historical costumes, outfits for cosplay, children's theater and moviecostume recreations. Over the years I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing photographers who have documented my designs in a very flattering light. I'm especially grateful to Manny Porven (iphotograf) and David Sussman for their magical portraits.
the morning blend
Carole of the Belles
Everyone had a ball at the Christmas party at work this year: it was a cosplay party! It was tons of fun seeing multiple versions of the iconic golden ballgown all in the same place at the same time...
in the news
At Tampa Bay Comic Con this weekend, two of my costumes were on the news - in the background, but still! You could see us! Here's a screenshot (I'm in the yellow gown, my friend is wearing the blue & white Belle dress which I also made):