"Draped in Elegance"
by Thomasina Hyland
Located in West Orange, NJ, Thomasina is Long-time clothing and costume maker. She craﬅs unique clothes that are designed to fit and flatter women of all body types. They are beautiful and transform to fit any occasion - a Wrap can be used as a vest, then add a belt and it becomes a dress or a broach and it becomes a cape! The possibilities are endless.
She has always been fascinated by color and texture. For 20 years she was a stained glass artisan. Her career background includes teaching theater, directing, and costuming. While costuming for the play "The Hot Mikado", she designed a kaftan for the fiery character Katisha. The costume had to be dramatic, easy to fit, offer the stress great flexibility of movement, drape well and be sleeved. Thomasina was able to incorporate all these elements into what became the prototype for her signature kaftan for her "Draped in Elegance" Brand.
About "Draped in Elegance" Kaftans
Thomasina's kaftans are unique one-size-fits-all garments that are flattering to all women. Her clients have marveled at their versatility, ability to enhance, and sometimes transform, an outfit. A college professor bought four to take on a speaking tour of Europe; she sent photos from London, Paris, Rome, and Stockholm. In each picture she was wearing a basic outfit with a different Kaftan. Voila! Four fabulous looks. Bonus for travelers: each is wrinkle free and folds into a plastic zip-lock bag.