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Dressmakers?

So, I can throw together a costume-grade gown without too many mishaps (see icon above), but I have no confidence when dealing with something as finicky as silk. As it happens, I will have need for a silk dress sometime later this year.

So, do I try my hand at it myself (a risky proposition), or do I find a dressmaker (an expensive proposition)?

Anyone know of a reasonably good and reasonably priced dressmaker who can transform a very simple design on paper to a reality? I'd let to check out my options...

(for my brother's wedding I found a nice dressmaker to make my train, but he was kind of pricey and I think the business is more for alterations...)

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thorfinn
May. 22nd, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
We used Anne of Ripping Yarns to do seedy_girl's skirt.

Ripping Yarns Dressmaking
37 Swanston St Melbourne 3000
(03) 9654 8413

I'm not sure what you define as expensive, so best to talk to her and find out cost. :-)

She's good at vintage fu, and converted the lower half of a vintage vogue dress pattern into a skirt pattern for us... and yes, it was silk.
(Anonymous)
May. 23rd, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
I found really nice and cheap dressmakes in Werribee. Now this was 10 years ago though. Generally, the further away from town things were, the cheaper they were. Not sure this is really helpful in a practical sense
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