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Alterations & Repairs
Whether it’s a wedding dress fitting or simply a missing button our team have over 35 years experience in the clothing trade. Make an appointment to talk to one of our team about your ideas for re-modelling a garment or having a fitting to discuss your requirements. Visit our alterations & care page to find out more.
Tailoring & Dressmaking
Looking for that perfect outfit? Have it custom made to suit your size, shape and style.
We can work with your designs or provide you with a custom design for everything from suits to dresses. We have four levels of service for different price points, starting with a Make-up service, making from a purchased pattern in a standard size. Why not choose the fabric for your outfit from our online store?
Hats and fascinators are made to order using fibres such as sinamay, silk, straw or wool felt.
Having a hat made for you ensures you will have a unique, well-constructed creation which fits you and suits you. It can be made to match the various colours in your outfit. Having an existing hat personalised with attractive trimmings is a cheaper option than commissioning a hat.
Customised Home Furnishings
When you want that finishing touch to a room but just can’t find it on the high street, having your own custom made soft and home furnishings is the ideal way to truly make your home your own. We can create custom lampshades and soft furnishings such as cushions to match your interior decoration style and taste. Need a little inspiration then check out just some of the fabrics you could use and contact us for custom designs.
Meet The Team
A former teacher who originally trained for and worked in the clothing industry for 26 years. Norma has also gained qualifications in millinery and soft furnishings, so has a wide range of skills to draw on.
A biker chic with a warped sense of humour (and not afraid to use it). Karen formally worked in the clothing industry for around 5 years and is our knitting and zips expert. At APC Karen works as both a seamstress and a retail assistant. Please note, she can be sensible when required!
Laurie is our apprentice who joined us straight from 6th form in 2016 to train on the job. She is learning about retail, seamstressing and websites in her new role. Laurie loves animals and all things cute!
Share your made to measure stories
We love to see photos and hear your craft idea stories. If you’re thinking of creating a made to measure product why not share it with us on social media and don’t forget to send and share photos of the bespoke items we’ve made with you.