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Barwick - Dressmaker - Leeds, England, UK

Lynsey Barwick

Leeds, England, UK




I mainly work from home making one off commissions, but I also travel to meet clients and am very flexible with availability.

Work History

Wardrobe Assistant

SJM Productions

Prince tour, Leeds Arena.



I plan and deliver dressmaking and sewing courses through Kirklees College. This is ongoing from term to term. Part-time.

Costume maker

Leeds Canvas

Performance: The Quay Brothers, Overworlds & Underworlds
CF6 Media
Costume designer and maker
Advertisment, Property Prompt. (Director: Karl Hall).
City Varieties
Costume maker and assistant
Theatre performances: Aladdin and The Big Society

Costume supervisor

Dirt Films

Music video, Century Media Records. Vallenfyre, Cathedrals of Dread. (Director: Matt Green).
Run Productions
Costume assistant
Muisic video, EMI. To Kill a King, My Crooked Saint. (Director: Jack King).

Costume Designer - Freelance

Art and LiteracyTeacher

In 2010 I set up a vintage dressmaking business, making both ready to wear and commissioned pieces. I work mainly from home.
Costume Designer - Freelance
Costume designer and maker.
Wardrobe assistant for film, TV, and theatre.
Art and LiteracyTeacher
Since 2010 I have been involved in the coordination and delivery of arts, and costume workshops at various different organisations, such as a probation centre, women's centres, children's centres, and at local events.

Costume designer and maker

Chotto Ookii Theatre Company

Edinburgh Festival.

Costume assistant

UK Film Council

Film: Crimson. (Director: Piers Hill).

Costume designer and maker

Library Dance Production

PHD Student project.

Costume assistant

Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre

One Touch of Venus, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni.
Basement Dance Project
Costume designer and maker
PHD Student project.

Wardrobe assistant and maker on several productions

University of Leeds

Props assistant and maker

Leeds Armouries

Sleeping Beauty.


Sweet. 2009

I designed and made costumes for this independent theatre company's comedy dance performance, Sweet. It toured the country after a month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Rita Manita's Vintage Boutique

In 2010 I set up a vintage style dressmaking business. I sell ready to wear items online and around the local area, but I mainly provide a tailoring service.
I also teach dressmaking at local colleges and various other centres.
I have over 17 years experience of dressmaking.

Qualifications & Certifications

Lifelong Learning Sector

Leeds City College

Design and Production

University of Leeds

Design and Construction

Yorkshire Coast College


Cleveland College of Art and Design

Blakeston School

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