Hi there! I'm Dani, originally from the Netherlands now living in Essex, UK since 2017. I recently finished studying BA (Hons) Costume Construction (1ST) at University Centre South Essex, which is in partnership with the Royal Opera house and validated by the University of the Arts London. Costume making started to peak my interest a few years ago so I taught myself how to sew and create garments.
After working as a web developer for several years I decided I wanted something else, so decided to do costume professionally. During my studies I have learned essential skills such as pattern cutting, draping, fabric dyeing and undertook workshops in tutu making, millinery, costume archiving and conservation and theatrical tailoring. The combination of my skills over the years, work experiences and this degree have prepared me as a costume maker and I am currently looking for work in the costume industry.
Below is a selection of my previous work. To view each individual project, please click on the project you would like to have a look at.