I have been designing and hand sewing wedding dresses, evening dresses and ladies day wear for over 30 years. I have a collection of samples of various styles of wedding gowns and evening dresses, long and short dresses, bridal wear, evening gowns and cocktail dresses which you can look at during a consultation. While visiting you can also look through my portfolios of photos and sketches of some of my dress designs as well as a good selection of the silks, laces and other fine fabrics which I order to make the dresses from. I specialise in unique embroidery and beadwork designs and have some of those designs you can look at as well. Most of my dress designs are made to order but I also usually have a few sample dresses for sale as well as some bridal and evening accessories and some hand painted silk scarves.
I make all the patterns for the dresses so that they are unique and so that they fit you. Dresses can need anything from 2 to 10 fittings depending on the complexity of the design and for intircate designs I can also make a toile, which is a mock up made out of cheap farbric to test the design and the fit before cutting out expensive fabric.
Starting prices do not include materials as these costs can vary a lot but as a rough guide, with the cost of fabrics on top of these figures, flower girls from £250, lined short sleeveless shift dresses from around £500, suits and simple long bridesmaid dresses from £800, simple tea length dresses from £1,000 column bridal dresses without a train from £1,250, full skirted gowns from £2,000, full skirted gowns with a train from £2,500.
I work from home so all consultations are by appointment only. During your appointment you can choose from a design in my collection which can be refined with a choice of fabrics, with or without a train, sleeves etc. or I can design and sketch you a unique dress or gown.