A Stitch In Time: The Story of A Costume Designer

Rebcat is in Conversation with Victoria Mortimer.

Costume Designer, Theatre Dresser & Clothes Designer.

Victoria Mortimer lives in San Francisco with her husband John and their two dogs. She is employed by the San Francisco Opera as an assistant dresser. She has worked with the American Conservatory Theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2015. Victoria has worked on numerous big shows such as The King and I and the Donna Summer Show.

How did you get into making clothes for a living?

I initially went to sewing school in Utah to see if I liked sewing. Then I went on to study fashion design and costume design at college. I spent five years at university learning my craft.

How did you get into theatre?

I had this amazing mentor in college who helped me get into theatre. She was really so inspiring. I got into the American Conservatory Theatre as a fellow in 2015 and just before the pandemic hit, was awarded my Union card for wardrobe.