Catherine Davies is a Cardiff born Tailor and Designer. 

Raised bilingually in Welsh and English, as a result of her travels and life experiences she is also fluent in Spanish, Catalan and Swedish.

 

Passionate about traditional tailoring techniques, she is also a keen advocate for sustainable fashion and the ‘slow fashion’ movement.

 

Constantly striving to recycle fabrics and source materials ethically and locally, all garment ‘toiles’ are made from End-of-Roll fabrics.

Experience

Catherine has lived, trained and worked in theatre costume departments and tailoring workrooms, abroad and in the UK.

 

Her Historical and Theatrical Tailoring experiences include working in Men’s Tailoring departments at Glyndebourne and Tallinn Opera.

 

She has worked for inclusive theatre companies, designing and making costumes for actors with disabilities.

Design, Pattern Cutting & Tailoring

Catherine studied Industrial Tailoring and Dressmaking in a Swedish medium Vocational College in Vasa, Finland and achieved a Masters in Costume Design for Theatre, Opera and Cinema at IED Design School, Barcelona.

 

She developed traditional tailoring skills in the Bespoke Men’s Tailoring workroom within the prestigious Santa Eulalia store, Barcelona.

 

 

Applying costume making methods of adapting garments for back stage ‘quick changes’, Catherine has an intuitive and creative approach to problem solving for different body shapes and practical needs.