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Tailor-made award for costume-maker Caroline

DUBLIN costume-maker Caroline Butler (pictured) has worked on big name productions and her work has been given the nod from the best in the business.

The Palmerstown native won the first Excellence in Craftsmanship award yesterday by the National Tailoring Academy.

Talented tailor Caroline has worked on many prestigious productions since she moved from stage management to wardrobe design almost 15 years ago.

She worked as a costume supervisor on the international tour of Riverdance.

"The award was so unexpected but it makes all the hard work worth it," she told the Herald.

The Dub, who has worked on the Christmas Panto for the last three years, said she never wants to leave theatre behind her.

"We are really lucky in Ireland, we have great theatre here and you get to have so much more fun," she said.

"Also standing in a field in the middle of November didn't appeal to me when I did work on a film once," she joked.

The tailor will now take her skills to the Gaiety theatre to work on the latest production of Borstal Boy.