A professional pattern-maker and costumer, Carol Wood has been researching, recreating, and wearing historical garments for decades. Her work has been honored with awards, shown in galleries, worn to period events, appeared on stage, and escorted down the wedding aisle. Carol works as assistant cutter at SF Opera’s Costume Shop, head draper for Rebecca Bruce Designs, and runs her own custom costume business. She has published articles on the history of clothing as well as sewing period garments. A native of the SF East Bay, she lived much of her life in Europe where she studied first-hand and began collecting historical garments.