My Services

I offer general sewing, knitting and crocheting for designers and for everyone. I always try to accommodate your deadline. Evening and weekend fittings are negotiable.

01 Alterations


To my eye, every off-the-peg wedding dress needs adjustments, because every body is unique. I am happy to come to you for the fitting, where we discuss what needs to be done, how it is done and its cost. I do not charge for fittings and the payment is upon completion. The dress fitting usually requires the wedding shoes and appropriate underwear. 

I prefer informal wear to be brought to me (in a clean washed state please).

I always finish the same way as the original, unless requested to do defferently.


02 Dressmaking


Creating a garment from scratch can be costly, because making the patterns to fit your body is a time-consuming process. I will need to involve a professional pattern-cutter for a complicated design, which would be a coutúre price, but I can draft simple patterns or copy, adapt and re-create your garment for much less. I usually ask 3 weeks until the completion.

Although I work on men's garments, I do not make men's suits from scratch.

I can take your body measurements and fill the form, if you are to order a made to measure garment remoetly.


03 General Mending & Creating


Replacing zips, general mending, darning moth-holes and so on. If everyone loved their garments for a little longer, we could massively reduce the carbon footprint of textile and clothing product.

Think of me as a handywoman in sewing, knitting and crocheting. I am skilled to support your creative ideas.


04 Sample & Costume Making


For independent and corporate designers - I can make the garments or parts for the garments just as you want, here in London, by sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidering or hand-painting. Use my samples for fashion shows, competitions, exhibitions, photoshoots or send them to your manufacturers.

05 On-Location Seamstressing

I currently offer on-location and on-set seamstressing only regarding the garments I made or I was involved in the dressmaking process.

Last Updated 11/04/2021 

First published December 2017

by Chie Besson  |  London, United Kingdom

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