Izzy and Ivy

Once upon a time,
about 20 years ago in LBF (life before family),
I was a Theater – Costume Design Major in college.
I wanted to grow up to be a cutter/draper (the person who makes all of the patterns).
I spent a few summers working here, at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, as a stitcher/dresser.

Sitting in front of one of these for 13 hours a day.

Making beautiful costumes that look like this, out of the most amazing fabrics.
Surrounded by the most amazingly talented people in the field.

photo from http://www.britishshakespearecompany.com/diary

I left the Theater world when I got married. I knew that I wanted to have a family, and I knew that I wanted to be a full time Mom. I couldn’t see being able to blend my love for both.

Designing, patterning, sewing had been a huge part of my life. They still are. Since “settling down” I haven’t had to give up the things I love doing….. I have just done them in different ways.

I make the most awesome costumes for my kids school plays. I sew them clothes. I craft!

Now, I am going to be able to put those skills to a more professional use. My Shasta and I are working hard on our new business, a line of girls clothing patterns called…


I am excited…………. and scared!

Hopefully soon I will be showing some of the fruits of our labors!


13 thoughts on “Izzy and Ivy

  1. WOW! Good luck with your venture! I love the name, mainly because my daughter’s name is Ivy. I had a professor at UNLV that designed costumes for U Shake, that was one of my dreams while living out west.


  2. That is very exciting! I wish you all the best in your new endeavor. You are a wonderful teacher and designer, and if there is any justice in the world you will be a huuuuuuuge success.


  3. Wow! What an amazing past you have! I would love to see some of the costumes you make for your kids. You are such an amazing woman and so right – as long as you can do what you love, it does not matter how you do it. And you can do BOTH – be a mother and sew.


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