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Hello from another old timer
January 27, 2013
3:36 pm
Gwen Coppari
Innsbruck Austria

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 51
Member Since:
January 27, 2013

Hi Everybody,


I just registered again because I couldn’t register with my old username “carraik”. 
I have been a member of the forum since 2004 or maybe earlier….can’t remember.
I am a costume designer and when I joined I was just a budding “amateur”
In 2004 I started working in the wardrobe department of the Arena di Verona ( the verona opera house) I remember writing on the old forum about my first interview. Then the bug really hit me and in 2008 I went to London to study costume design and worked there for a bit but now I currently live and work in Verona Italy. I love this forum and have been so encouraged by everyone over the years.

Are there any “other old timers” here?


January 29, 2013
8:31 pm
Forum Posts: 636
Member Since:
November 5, 2012

Welcome to the new forum!  I don’t think everyone has made it over here; but many have and we’re already having some great discussions!

January 29, 2013
10:31 pm
Katrina Ariana
Portland, Oregon
Forum Posts: 216
Member Since:
October 30, 2012

Welcome back, Gwen!  Yes, there are quite a few “old-timers” here, and it seems like the women who were the most active on the last forum have been active here, too!  I’m not sure what qualifies someone as an official old-timer, but I joined the forum in 2008. : )


I look forward to seeing some of your costuming projects!  It sounds like you love what you do.


Happy sewing!


January 31, 2013
1:43 pm
Mrs McGarry
Ontario, Canada

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 52
Member Since:
December 27, 2012

Welcome back!  Your brief history sounds like it would make a good story.wink


January 31, 2013
7:59 pm
Gwen Coppari
Innsbruck Austria

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 51
Member Since:
January 27, 2013

Hi Everybody,


now I can finally reply to you guys. I hope I can upload my avatar next time. I can’t figure that one out yet.

I keep doing the math or something?

February 18, 2013
8:23 am
Forum Posts: 318
Member Since:
November 2, 2012

Hi Gwen! :)


So good to see you here.  I’m still here, I just get very busy from time to time, so I go in spurts on posting. :)


Are you working on any sewing projects that you can share?  Would love to hear about them. ;)



Carol http://stitchedbyhislove.blogspot.com/
February 21, 2013
4:26 am
Elisabeth MossyMeadow
Poulsbo, WA

Junior Member
Forum Posts: 8
Member Since:
February 21, 2013

Welcome back, Gwen! I remember when you first got the interview for the opera house back in the day, and it’s fantastic to see so many people who have continued on in the hobby!


-Elisabeth (Miss Elisabeth from back in the day)

February 21, 2013
1:48 pm
Gwen Coppari
Innsbruck Austria

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 51
Member Since:
January 27, 2013

Hi Carol! Hi Elisabeth!

No professional projects as yet  but this year want to do some sewing for myself which  I never do.
Will keep ypu posted.:-)

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