I have always felt a need to learn how things are put together. Throughout my life, I have followed this instinct by developing skills in everything relating to textiles. From a very young age,
I have been sewing, knitting, spinning and weaving, never missing a chance to add new skills to my repertoire.
The most exciting expression of my art is pattern drafting. It is almost magical to see a set of two-dimensional shapes, stitched to one another in order to create a perfectly tailored garment. Over ten years of sewing experience have taught me how to manipulate pattern pieces in order to achieve just
the right shape.
Currently, I am employed by theatres, re-enactors, dancers as well as any individual looking for handmade clothes or costumes. The clothing that I make for everyday wear falls into two main categories: clothing designed to fit the wearer perfectly and unique designs that cannot be found in stores.
I am adept at creating outfits based on sketches, collages, and discussions with clients. My work covers a very broad spectrum of garments for both men and women with great attention given to detail and fitting. Visit my contact page if you are interested in my work and would like to book a consultation. Simply leave your name, contact information and a brief description of what you have in mind.
Claire acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people.