Olympic brief for dressmaker

Tracey Ward - Everingham
Tracey Ward - Everingham

AN EVERINGHAM dressmaker is playing her part in the upcoming Olympic celebrations.

Tracey Ward has been asked to help make costumes to be worn by entertainers during the Olympic torch performance when the iconic flame passes through Hull on 18 June.

Tracey, who graduated last year from Hull School of Art and Design, has her sights set on costume design for theatre productions, but has been keeping herself busy with a variety of projects in the meantime.

These have included designing a special 1950s style jubilee dress which went down a storm at a recent vintage fair at York Racecourse and later went on to be modelled within Hull Fashion Week’s ‘Up and Coming’ section.

Tracey, 48, is delighted to be a part of the Olympic celebrations and is pleased at how her new-found career is progressing.

She said: “I’d always done bits and bobs, then I took a break bringing up the family.

“I felt like I wanted to re-establish myself so I went back to college and got a degree.

“I did it off my own back and I’m pleased with how things are going.”

Tracey has been busy setting up her own vintage style clothing label called ‘Piperty’, offering a made-to-measure couture service, along with designing and creating theatrical costumes.

Her work is also set to be exhibited in London in September at the ‘Illumini 2012’ event which gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work.