My Story

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I have always had a passion for designing and making clothes. From an early age I remember making dolls clothes from scraps of fabric. My parents bought me a toy sewing machine and I enjoyed creating an outfit for a doll or teddy.

 As a young teenager I made dresses or skirts for myself and friends, often inspired from clothes we had seen in the shops. I would be able to adapt patterns to emulate the styles we had seen and the following day we would be wearing my creations.

 I was one of the few who enjoyed sewing lessons at school and went on to take O level and A level in Textiles and Dress. I pursued this talent and later excelled in a couture and tailoring course.

 I have been making couture wedding dresses for over 20 years. In 1992 my sister in law asked me to make her wedding dress and from there my desire to create beautiful wedding gowns for brides to be was born.

 My style is all about great structure and fit and designing dresses with a freedom that encompasses fashion and a clients individuality. My unique creations are loved for my attention to detail, feminity and exquisite use of the most luxurious silk fabrics and lace. For many brides the experience of having their dress made for them is a very special part of the wedding plans. I am always delighted when I am told this, as I aim to create a fun, personal and friendly environment.

 Please feel free to contact me to discuss your ideas and to arrange an appointment.

 Contact Marilyn on 07983 861411 or email me at marilynhardwick@hotmail.com