Hello, I’m Louise and I am a dressmaker. Based to the East of the beautiful City of Bath with my husband and two young children, I design and develop my own paper clothing patterns and sew clothes for girls and ladies, see the Shop handmade. I also run a clothing repair and alterations service and teach youngsters and adults sewing skills.
I enjoy sourcing and stashing fabrics and other textiles for creating clothes, soft furnishings and textile art. When designing clothes, I take my inspiration from my own childhood or classic designs, creating them using good quality fabrics and a huge pinch of colour. I aim to inspire you with my offerings, but if you are looking for something bespoke, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I have been sewing for many, many years and am lucky enough to have a dedicated creativity suite in my own home for work and pleasure. I can offer small workshops for children and adults to explore textile art, learn to sew or other crafts, taking advantage of my space and resources.
Do check out my sew-along blogs showing the construction of garments using commercial clothing patterns and the gallery has a selection of exciting and creative activities.