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Hello,

 I’m Melissa, the professional artist / dressmaker behind ‘Stitched to Last’ a pop up shop and mini-guide for those who share my passion for sustainable, feel good fashion.

Design Principles

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Bespoke

Timeless style

 Eco-Conscious fabrics 

Cotton Threads
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The story so far...

Since establishing this dressmaking business, 13 years ago, I have been dedicated to my craft of providing made to measure, ultra feminine / dapper and flattering garments that empower individuals. My experiences of selling my designs on the dying British high street and online, via my website and Etsy, means I know how vital it is to support artisan creatives / small businesses. Combined with roughly 18,000+ hours of time I have spent hunched and hovering over cutting tables and sewing machines, means I also have empathy for those exploited within the fashion industry. I learnt through trial and error how to make and invest in sustainable, ethically made garments which will stand the test of time.

I studied fine art & fashion at University in Brighton & Northumberland, I now sew & paint in my home studio on the beautiful Scottish island of Mull. Avoiding synthetic fibres and choosing to work with natural eco-conscious materials like exquisite tweeds woven by talented local weavers in the Hebrides, organic cotton, linen and iconic liberty prints. I design with timeless silhouettes of by gone eras and dancing in mind, as my previous collections have typically been worn to turn heads at vintage themed events and weddings. I always draft my own patterns using measurements provided ensuring a wonderful fit for all, as reflected in customer reviews, I also pride myself on providing personable and impeccable levels of customer service. Browse my gallery for examples of some of my previous work & commissions. Depending on the status of my order book, I may be able to work with you on a bespoke design, so please don’t hesitate to say hello.

My infrequent, seasonal newsletter lets you know when my next limited edition collection is available to pre-order. You will also receive articles I write that highlight other artisan clothing designers and attempt to unpick the complexities of designing and shopping for a sustainable capsule wardrobe that’s stitched to last.

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'Tobermory' Yellow Corduroy Mens Waistcoat made by Melissa on the Isle of Mull

Hebridean Waistcoats

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