My background as a couture dressmaker stems over 40 years; contrary to popular belief, having a garment made for you is not solely for special occasions. I held my first fashion show in Park Lane, London in association with Revlon, a nerve wrecking and exhilarating experience all at the same time! Then an opportunity presented itself, in which I worked behind the scenes in television as a wardrobe assistant, providing me with invaluable experience. However prior to all of that, and my commercial business life, sewing has always been my breath, my labour of love!
I love fabrics, they are the foundation to a garment, combined with couture sewing techniques, designing, the architecture and skill of pattern cutting, an eye for fitting garments; each and every aspect of my work I hold in the highest regard, as I do my fellow craftsman/woman.
Those garments you wear on a regular basis, are your wardrobe staples: from shirts to tops, dresses to tailored suits and dressing gowns! Made to measure is a personal experience starting with a 1-1 consultation at my studio in East Greenwich.
Oftentimes, a bespoke garment is an item of clothing, that you are having difficulty finding to suit your needs. An example, one of my clients having researched various retail outlets, could not find a dressing gown that ticked all her boxes. Her desire, a dressing gown of substance, a garment that would be timeless, functional, and comfortable, with an air of regality in terms of design, we started a conversation, and then met for a consultation. It was a thrilling experience watching this garment come to life, from the initial stages of taking measurements, to the fitting of a toile, as explained in the above series video, Coral Turner Couture ‘One-of-a-Kind’.
Couture dressmaking is all about personal attention; every detail with regards to your garment is all about YOU, how it fits YOU, from the fall of the neckline, to your fabric and colour choice.
It covers an array of events/moments in our lives: Corporate Dressing, Public Speaking, Weekend Breaks, Race Day Dresses, Mother of the Bride, Cocktail Dresses, Cruise Ship Dressing, Prom Dresses, Couture Dressing Gowns … the list goes on.
A brief overview of your consultation:
- We discuss your intended garment
- The occasion for this couture garment
- The timescale involved, alongside costs for labour
- Fabric choices, your colour palette
- And much more…
There is a non-refundable consultation fee for this meeting.
To talk more about couture clothing and having a garment made call me on (+44) 07895 334577 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coral Turner Couture©