I began making my own clothes whilst still at school. I then progressed to a college course in retail fashion, and on to several years in a busy factory making clothes for retail. In the factory I gained vast experience with a wide range of both synthetic and natural materials, including leather. I made complete garments, as well as components such as pockets and collars for other machinists to finish their work. All this has given me the experience and confidence to interpret patterns, body shapes, trends and styles and to be able to make a wide range of clothing and other items, including handbags for that ‘must have’ matching accessory! I create my own designs and I am launching my own label ‘Just Jayne’ later in 2018. I also work with patterns from many designers, including: Vogue, McCalls, Simplicity and New Look.
I can undertake alterations of any type, including; hemming dresses, skirts, trousers and jeans, or taking in a dress or shirt which no longer fits.
Repairs to garments and soft furnishings are also possible, such as; split seams and general wear and tear. I will try my best to have them looking as good as new! For details of furniture repairs please see the Furniture page.
Dress maker Bergerac - English speaking dressmaker, for ballgowns, and general dressmaking, clothing alterations