Hi! I'm Serefina (or Fina for short).
I have 2 businesses, representing my 2 major passions:
I make theatrical couture- costume, corsetry and such for cabaret, burlesque, events and drag and I am the founder/creator of Fina Makes- online professional pattern cutting tuition for individuals and business.
I started making clothes for myself aged 16- because at 5'11 with a bum that just won't quit, mass-produced clothes just did.not.fit. I discovered a love for making- especially pattern cutting- and soon found work as a tailor's apprentice.
This lead to an obsession for corsetry and I began burlesque dancing but soon realised that my love was for costume, and making performers look and feel fabulous.
Fast forward to today, more than 20 years in the industry and I am still officially obsessed!
A bespoke costumier, I also teach my skills to both individuals and business- if you want to know how to cut patterns for industry, or how to make something fit to perfection, I’m your gal.
I love making people feel good- empowered in clothing that fits them, and empowered to learn how to make their own.
My online course: Professional Pattern Making for Beginners is currently in session and will begin again at the end of May.
The links in this bio are for FinaMakes- professional training vibes, if you’d like to see my costume creations, head to Instagram- @serefina_taylor