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Orange coat

Submitted by Mandy on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:07

John with fabric


Sometimes when I make something for myself the garment starts with a pattern I like, or I have an occasion where I need something to wear. This started with the fabric, quite some time ago. John visits me occasionally with a van full of high quality suiting and coating fabrics. I spied some orange wool in his van and decided it needed to live with me. I had no specific plan at the time but loved the colour and weight. Time passed.... 


Hannah's Steampunk wedding dress

Submitted by Mandy on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 22:53

Hannah and Pete first contacted me many many months ago to discuss Hannah's wedding dress and I was delighted to be involved. We started the process with no set idea of the finished product but a strong sense of style and theme. They had chosen to have a "Steampunk" theme and knew the colour scheme would be purple and gold.



corset detail


Why do I need my wedding dress altered

Submitted by Mandy on Sat, 07/16/2016 - 21:02

The glib answer here it- to make it fit, but really why doesn’t it fit perfectly in the first place?

The answer is really quite straightforward, unless you have your dress made to measure, which entails multiple fittings in person with your dressmaker then your dress will have been made to a standard, off the rack, size.