I am a dressmaker/seamstress from sunny seaside town Brighton.
I thoroughly research and buy original 1940s and 1950s patterns and cut from them.
The fabrics I like to use are a range of cottons, satin and silks.
Usually the fabrics I choose are always unique and eye catching.
My intentions are to make my garments stand out from the crowd!
I'm drawn to the 1940's and 50's fashion. I truly love the glamour and style of the clothes.
I previously worked as an illustrator. With this in mind I am attracted towards the beautiful patterns with the film star like allure.
The way I aim to sew is “old school”. With many of garments I create I like to use authentic cotton. and gather vintage buttons and avoid using an overlocker.
I began making clothes for myself, as couldn't find anything I could afford that I liked or fitted in the right places after having my handsome twin boys, now eight.
I would stay up extremely late at night and wake up early o'clock in the morning sewing, taking any spare time I had, because my children would always keep me very busy and need most of my attention!
Eventually my hard work paid off. I received many positive compliments from being spotted in the street and shops quite regularly in Brighton. Which gave me that feel good factor.
Passers by would ask "where did you buy your clothes from?" I would confidently answer "I made this myself!" I would also receive lovely comments about my sons shirts I had made for them.