Couture: The art and practice of high quality sewing, dressmaking and designing

I believe every woman deserves something extra-special on her special day. 

Each bridal outfit is custom-made and uniquely designed especially for you.  You could be inspired by a photograph in a magazine, an existing design or simply have the perfect dress or indeed garment in mind. From your initial concept, I can make your dream come true. 

Perhaps you are searching for something a “bit different” when it comes to the outfit for your big day?  Maybe a “red carpet” style dress or a sharp tailored trouser suit, or simply don’t want to wear white.  I believe I can come up with the perfect answer to your bridal conundrums.

As a ladies’ tailor, I have a wealth of experience and knowledge in both bridal and non-bridal, especially unconventional and non-traditional, tailored bridal attire. 

Your initial consultation involves a discussion around your themes and ideas for the big day.  I will provide design and style suggestions which will flatter your figure, encompass your style and suit the setting.  From this concept stage, a design selection will be produced.

Once a design has been agreed, a toile will be produced which will fit your measurements.  From toile (a mock up in calico), through to final fitting, your dress or outfit will be lovingly prepared.   Whilst the average dress takes around 6 to 8 weeks from design concept to manufacture, certain designs can take considerably longer.  It’s therefore best to make contact as soon as possible as this can be a time-consuming process, especially when sourcing unusual fabrics, applying embellishments and special finishing touches.

Select from the finest fabrics from a wide range of wholesale suppliers including James Hare silks, Bennett silks, Biddle Sawyer silks, Linton Tweed, and Huddersfield Cloth.  Using this wide network of suppliers of both bridal and non-bridal fabrics, allows me to be more flexible in the design and fabric choices to create a truly unique outfit.

Unlike wedding and occasion-wear boutiques, I doesn’t just sell you a dress, I create something wonderful especially for you.

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