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"THE FLYING DUTCHMAN" 

Year: 2015
Company: Victorian Opera
Director: Roger Hodgman
Designer: Teresa Negroponte
Role: Women's cutter

Responsible for specialist Period costume, including corded petticoats, spiral boned corsetry; garments have highly customised fit, built with size to alter up or down for future re-use. Basic Skirt and Bodice block was developed to then grade and customise to 16 individual designs

Photo credit: Charlie Kinross

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"SHOWBOAT"

Year: 2014
Company: The Production Company
Director: Roger Hodgman
Designer: Isaac Lummis
Role: Women's Cutter

Specialist Period Costume manufactured on limited budget with short lead time. Bodice, skirt and swag drape patterns developed, sized up and down per performer and cut in variety of fabric combinations with some minor embellishments per character. 

Photo credit: Anna looney and Geoff glare

 

"INTO THE WOODS"

Year: 2014
Company: Victorian Opera
Director: Stuart Maunder
Designer: Harriet Oxley
Role: Women's Cutter

Highly stylised Pantomime period costume, employing traditional period shapes, combined with contemporary processes, machine appliqué and art finishing.

Photo credit: Jeff busby

 

"THE MAGIC PUDDING"

Year: 2014
Company: Victorian Opera
Director: Cameron Menzies
Designer: Chloe Greaves
Role: Men's and Women's Cutter

Highly specialised period Tailoring for men and women wearing custom character "fat" suits ie. wombat, koala, penguin. Period police uniform and clerical robes, use of traditional horsehair canvas treatments. Cockatoo featured hand cut and shaped silk feathers sewn individually on millinery wire and hand sewn on Foundation garment built over mini bustle cage.

Photo credit: Charlie Kinross

 

"SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE"

Year: 2013
Company: Victorian Opera
Director: Stuart Maunder
Designer: Anna Cordingley
Role: Women's Cutter

Traditional period costume built over steel boned bustle cage and spiral boned corsetry. All bodices featured heavy duty jacket zip fastening 'hidden' in centre front for quick change.

Photo credit: Jeff busby

 

"CINDERELLA"

Year: 2012
Company: Victorian Opera
Director: Derek Taylor
Designer: Julie Neilson
Role: women's Cutter

Traditional period costume, hand placed lace, embellished with hand beading; two women's designs were cut for men playing female characters as per traditional pantomime

Photo credit: Jeff busby

 

"DEPT. OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT STATE SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR"

Year: 2010 and 2011
Company: DEECD Performing Arts Unit.
Director: Neill Gladwin
Designer: Isaac Lummis
Role: Principal Cutter

Stylised pantomime period costume featuring hand embellishment, beading, trimmed lace placement and appliqué

Photo credit: Jason colmer and les o’rourke

 
 

"OLIVER"

Year: 2010
Company: Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Director: Karen Milkins-Hendra
Designer: Isaac Lummis
Role: Head Cutter

Traditional period costume for men, women and children, including children's tailcoat, men's stylised frock coat, double breasted overcoat, wool duster travelling coat with gold trim, hand turned/mitred for corners. 

Photo credit: Anne looney and Geoff glare