Costume Dramas for Modern Day Heroines

Bespoke dressmaking and tailoring

22 Aug 2011 17:38:34

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.

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Wrap yourself up in love with a wool blanket trimmed with floral cotton.

I love wool throws and blankets. They are so useful and just the thing to make you feel warm and happy in these austere times. They are a nice variation on the patchwork quilt, with the pretty heart motifs so reminiscent of the naïve art of the Shakers. I love Colonial and Frontier style and I think it fits in well with the make-do and mend culture which is everywhere now.

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