After decades making dresses, bridesmaids and wedding dresses for friends & family, Hilary Jane turned a lifetime passion into a full-time profession more than a decade ago. Qualifications in City & Guilds Corsetry and Diploma level Fashion, plus extensive specialist training in bridal, dressmaking, tailoring and millinery techniques complement a wealth of practical experience in making fitting wedding dresses and occasion wear to perfection. As a Member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, Hilary’s dressmaking skill and professionalism is formally recognised with the Guild logo you see on this web site.
Hilary Jane’s bespoke designer dressmaker services include:
Custom made wedding dresses - wedding dresses designed and custom made to your specification, combining your ideas with our expertise - bridal wear in silk and lace, jackets & boleros, coats and capes designed and beautifully made to measure.
Couture Corsets - a true metal boned corset to give an hour glass figure can be integrated into your wedding dress or made as a separate foundation garment.
Bridal party - bespoke made to measure for bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride & Groom, evening and wedding guests.
Extras - accessories including bespoke veils, muffs, ring cushions, garters etc, beading & embroidery as full bespoke designs or enhancements, groomswear waistcoats, cravats, ties and handkerchiefs.
Christening & Communion - robes, bonnets and shawls with beautiful bespoke hand embroidery
Wedding Dress alterations - Expert Bridal wear alterations including re-styles, re-sizing, repairs, maternity, beading & embroidery and bustles, to dresses both Vintage and new.
Dress the Bride service - for the Bride and her party, special help with corsets and corset dresses, as well as flowers, hats & fascinators, ties & cravats etc. Emergency sewing and spot cleaning, too!