Bespoke dressmaking and tailoring
I’ve always had a love affair with pins and needles, fabric and thread. It is a joy to be earning a living from dressmaking and tailoring. I have many personal customers and the commissions are never boring. At the very basic level I am happy to do minor alterations from raising hems on special occasion wear to relining men’s overcoats. I remodel vintage clothing as well as making up retro styles from scratch using original patterns from all decades of the 20th century. I have many requests from women who want their wardrobes updated, especially if they have much loved designer clothes which need to be adjusted for size or the latest fashion trends. I can replicate existing styles in new fabrics and to new sizes. I also produce heirloom items from existing garments. Using traditional flat pattern drafting skills and computer aided design, I can make clothes to fit and flatter any figure shape or age.