...for me dressmaking is a passion
Lesley trained for 4 years at the London college of fashion, graduating to work for Norman Hartnell as a hand finisher and then top quality companies including Alexon, Aquascutum, Planet, and Windsmoor. As senior pattern cutter Lesley worked on the Bridal Range for one of Britains leading wedding dress designers, Ronald Joyce.
Lesley then became workroom manager for Royal Wedding Dress designer Elizabeth Emanuel, ordering fabrics, pattern cutting, supervising machinists and hand finishers, taking measurements and fitting clients.
The opportunity to work on some of Emanuels elaborate and imaginative creations was invaluable to Lesley, giving her a thorough knowledge of cut, proportion and balance. The expertise and skill shines through in her ability to tailor the shape to ensure a perfectly fitted dress.
Clients have the confidence to ask for anything their imagination can produce.
Lesley, inspired to do the thing she loves most, now devotes time to her own fashion design and made-to-measure Bridal wear. After all Brides-to-Be are looking for something that really stands out.
Appointments are available:
Monday to Friday from 8.30 am,
Tuesday and Thursday evenings,
Saturday appointments lasting 90 mins from 11.00 am.