Jill Perkins' Profile
I learned to sew as a child from my multi-talented Grandmother, who could make anything. I loved rummaging though her fabric remnants and adored the clothes she made for me and my Barbie dolls.
During my professional career in Costume Design (I have an MFA in Theater) I've specialized in period theatrical costume design and construction and have made hundreds of costumes of every era for the stage. I collect vintage sewing patterns and many of the garments listed in my shop are made from them just for fun. I sew "old school" on my vintage Pfaff sewing machines and lavish my creations with authentic details and hand-sewn dressmaker finishes.
Many of the garments I make to list in my Etsy shop are cut individually from old and fragile tissue paper patterns from my collection that are (usually) in small sizes. Minor size modifications are possible but this varies with the style and…
- Born on December 26
- Joined February 15, 2011