From England with Love: Fashion from Across the Pond

I am so excited to share this specific blog with you.  You all know how important it is for me to see young people continue to carry the torch for the art of sewing.  At 16 years old, Emma decided to design and sew her dress for the prom.  She contacted in her search for the perfect shade of coral for her dress.  She asked for swatches of the coral satin back crepe and coral polyester chiffon and they were just what she was looking for!  While Emma is from Great Britain, is proud to welcome our many clients from all over the world!

Now, to Emma’s blog post:

Thank you so much for the fabric.  The colour is just gorgeous as you know how we struggled to find this colour.  The material and the final product were just perfect!

My dressmaker is Jo Chafer of  I designed my dress and Jo and I worked on it together.  

I also sewed on all the lace and did the beading.

I just finished school at 16.  In September, I am doing levels in textiles, art, business and geography but I would really like to do couture when I’m older as I love working for Jo!

Thank you Emma for sharing your dress from such a special day. The design and color are perfect for you.  Your career in couture sewing is looking very bright.  You look stunning!!!


  1. MAD14kt
    July 18, 2013 / 11:20 pm


  2. Sandra
    July 19, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    What a lovely story; thanks so much for sharing it. Yes, it is encouraging to read about young people getting into sewing. And that she designed her dress? WOW!!! Thanks again.

  3. Cissie
    July 22, 2013 / 10:20 am

    What a perfect gorgeous dress, Emma! The beading is exquisite and the drape of the fabric perfection. You look like royalty in it!

  4. Art Attack
    July 22, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    Oh, my goodness! You look stunning in your gorgeous dress. What exquisite work!

  5. Hazel Wheatley
    July 23, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    You and Jo did an amazing job, great team work resulted in a unique gown that every prom girl would be jealous of! x

  6. Fabrihoic
    July 31, 2013 / 1:27 am

    Fantastic work. Emma looks gorgeous in her dress.

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