Welcome to my corner of Etsy! I have been a fulltime professional costume designer for nearly 14 years now, and have loved every minute of it! I started off nearly completely dedicated to Renaissance clothing have operated RenaissanceDress.com since 2000. Over the years I have wholly embraced my passion for (or shall we say addiction to) Victorian and Gothic gowns, and continue to evolve as an artist and costume designer.
I am not a slave to authenticity and prefer to create original designs which, while inspired by historical works, have my own touch of whimsy and fantasy added. Sometimes I begin designing a gown and it evolves into something completely different, a happy accident if you will:) Life is never dull in the studio!
Etsy is my showcase for prototypes, new designs, and the occasional 'well that didn't quite work out' heavily…
- Joined December 1, 2008