Dressmaking & Clothes

Dressmaking Projects

I love getting stuck in to dressmaking projects. Some of the projects below have been for customers, but most are just for my own enjoyment.  There’s few things more satisfying than wearing and being complimented on something you’ve made yourself! Some of these pictures are of simple alterations or repairs such as trousers hem shortening – I am always happy… Read more →

Liberty & Co Exhibition

This week I visited the Fashion at Liberty & Co exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles Museum in London. And what a treat it was! The Exhibiton Beautiful clothes and textiles were exhibited dating back from the late 1800s, showcasing the elegant designs and luxurious quality of Liberty fabric.  There were no display cabinets around most of the exhibits and… Read more →

Bespoke Waistcoat

I made this bespoke waistcoat for someone who was going to the Goodwood Revival last summer. Shopping for vintage items or clothing with a retro style can be time consuming, and a little frustrating.  This is especially true if you have an exact picture in your mind of what you’re looking for.  Additionally, wearing true vintage isn’t everyone’s cup of tea!… Read more →

Fashion Museum, Bath

Recently I visited the Fashion Museum in Bath, and thought I’d share some (not very good quality) photos. They currently have a Georgian exhibition on, as well as fashion from other eras.  Lots of beautifully crafted clothes and teeny tiny cinched waistlines! For more info go to www.fashionmuseum.co.uk.  Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in fashion, dressmaking or history.… Read more →

Bespoke Summer Dress

Last month I had fun creating this bespoke summer dress for a client who wanted something individual for a special occasion. Having found a pattern she liked, my client chose her own fabrics – a bright sunshine yellow cotton trimmed with a crisp white. The pattern featured an open back, and contrast piping, waistband and binding, finished with a bow… Read more →