Freelance Costume Maker
Monique has created many pregnancy paddings for television, theatre and fashion photoshoots.
In Welsh National Opera's Nine Stories High the character went through several stages of pregnancy culminating in 'about to give birth' for episode 9. Epsodes can be viwed here;
Viv Windsor played by Deena Payne pregnancy in Emmerdale
Olivia Colman playing Sophie Chapman pregnancy in series 6 of Peepshow
Padding for maternity photoshoot
Mamas and Papas
Monique has had a long relationship with Mamas and Papas which includes creating visual merchandise adaptations to dress forms for their lingerie departments, paddings for catalogue photoshoots and even custiomised prams for a charity auction. Most notably the 'baby bumps' instore for expectant mothers to use to help choose a maternity wardrobe are designed by Monique.
Mel C design carrycot
Regent Street mannequin
Paddings are made to be comfortable under clothes and unlike the visible prosthetic, easy to remove and re-use. Recently Monique has made sets of weighted full body padding to provide the movement of flesh under clothing.