I love fabrics and I love hand sewing too. I fell in love with the 18th Century look from Pirates to Jane Austen, and started making dresses for sale in 2010. Since then I’ve learned soooo much about the shapes, the patterns, the styles, the decoration and the making. I’ve had to research and develop patterns for the entire range of underpinnings in order to make the frocks look right.
Finding the correct fabric and trimmings is the hardest part, and I sometimes leave things plain for the new owner to decorate , rather than spoil it with a bit of ployester ribbon. I love to use vintage or antique trims where I can, it makes a huge difference to the finished item.
I’ve also met a huge online community of similar costume nuts, and I’m amazed at the wealth of knowledge, expertise and generously shared resources out there.
I love what I do and I’d like to thank all my customers ,past and future for enabling me to keep doing it.