My name is Amber, I’m 23 years old and I live in a small town next to Amsterdam. I am currenly going to fashion school and almost have my tailoring and advanced sewing degree after 3 years of fashion school. After that I’m going to do the lingerie course my school gives.
I started cosplaying in January of 2017 and soon after that I decided I wanted to start making my own costumes. At this point I hadn’t been behind a sewing machine for some years, but I instantly loved it again. That’s when I realised I was serious about pursuing a career in this field. The school I now go to is called Danckaerts and they are very old school when it comes to teaching. We don’t really do projects or anything like that. We just sew, sew, sew, learn how to construct garments and draft a load of patterns every week.
My dream job would be working as a costume maker for stage or screen. I’d love to be part of a production of a movie or musical and create beautiful costumes with other creative people. I now run my own business, where I do freelance costuming work for whoever is interested in commissioning me. Costume making is such a big passion of mine and I love being creative and making all of these different costumes for clients.
As mentioned on my homepage, I absolutely love historical fashion. I own several books on how to draft and create historical garments and have done a load of research into different era’s and what women wore during this time. It’s a big interest of mine!