Seamstress Of Bloomsbury

Seamstress Of Bloomsbury
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Seamstress Of Bloomsbury

About Us

…… London 1939 and England is on the brink of World War 11. …… aged 14, Lilian Wells is apprenticed to a Bloomsbury dressmaker. She has little education but can already draw and paint and hand sew and embroider as if she were professionally trained, it is her natural gift. As she masters the seamstress’s art, her life seems to be clearly mapped out, she will sew beautiful frocks for the aristocratic families that inhabit the mansions around Bloomsbury Square. And dreams one day perhaps she will have a sewing room of her own, and meet a soldier, and marry, and have children … and make beautiful clothes for them too … … but sadly Miss Wells dreams didn’t come true; she never met her soldier …… but spent many years perfecting her exquisite sewing skills in a little room in Hamilton House, and became known as ‘The Seamstress of Bloomsbury’. Her work was admired and sought after by many great Aristocratic families and Royalty from around the world … … we are extremely privileged to have known Miss Lilian Wells, to have worked with her, and to acknowledge the tradition of her skills …… and now, in keeping with her wishes, we revive her original 1940’s patterns and designs … and are pleased we can share them with you.

Please note minimum order for this brand is £300


Here at the Seamstress of Bloomsbury we produce 1940’s vintage replicas from our 40’s archive which was inherited from the wonderful Lilian Wells who was known as ‘The Seamstress of Bloomsbury’. She taught us everything we know about clothing design/patterns/manufacturing etc. which is why the business is dedicated to her well sought after talent. We create our own specially made replica 1940’s Rayon Crepe De Chine with many print designs researched and copied from the V&A archive. There’s a lot of tiny details we take into consideration when designing our garments to help maintain authenticity which our customers really appreciate. Largely due to our participation with London Edge over the last 5 years, we currently have over 200 wholesale customers all over the world but remain firm on not selling our products to more than one store within close proximity to ensure our items stay exclusive.

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