For the past 25 years I have lived and worked in Summertown, Oxford, designing and making clothes to order. This is something I truly enjoy, surrounded by beautiful fabrics and colours, turning a sketch into reality.
I can design exclusively for you, copy a favourite garment, or incorporate your ideas with mine, clients often turn up with magazine cuttings or even their own drawings.
At the age of sixteen I was commisioned to make my first wedding dress and a few years later was lucky enough to take a B.A. degree course in fashion design at Saint Martin's School of Art, London.
I have access to hundreds of wonderful fabrics and the complete sample books for James Hare and Bennett Silks. My other favourite fabric sources are Joels and Sons, all the silk shops in Berwick Street, Harrington Lace and Masons in Abingdon. I will tirelessly search for your perfect fabric.
Having something especially made is all about choice - the design, fabric, fit and the attention to detail. From the initial consultation I will gently guide you and give advice about the most flattering style, fabric and colour for your outfit. At each fitting you will be able to make decisions as your garment progresses.
Whatever your needs, be it a wedding dress, other bridalwear, special occasion, daywear or alterations I will ensure that you are beautifully dressed.