I rely on couture, vintage, and heirloom sewing techniques for superior craftsmanship. Raw edges are completely finished with French seams or a full lining so there will never be scratchy ends to bother sensitive skin. Seams will always be carefully pressed and graded where appropriate to reduce bulk and create a more comfortable garment. Dresses will be lined and underlined as appropriate for fabric and garment. My garments include high end details such as hand stitched invisible hems and hand picked zippers. I work with natural materials like cotton, linen or silk, and take great care when sourcing fabrics and notions to provide you the best possible quality.
My dresses are made to last. I offer contrasting sashes and belts to change the look for different seasons and events. A deep 4” hem is standard and I will happily let it out for you the following year free of charge so your little girl can enjoy wearing it again and again.
Melanie Watson Custom Children’s Dressmaking accepts commissions for custom work. For holidays, events, portraits or Holy Communion, I can create a frock as special as she is.
A custom made dress is not only more comfortable, it offers a flexibility you can’t get from a mass produced item. Perhaps you want a style, color or quality that you simply can’t find in a store. If your child needs a special fit, store bought dresses simply won’t look right. Or maybe you want something unique to reflect your daughter’s personality or suit a special occasion.