Jenni Porter's Profile

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I have been involved in the Swing and Rock'n'Roll dance scene ( country Victoria, Australia ) for 9 years - although I just love Balboa. I have been making my own ( and my husband's ) dance outfits, plus my 40s and 50s style clothing,during this time. It was impossible to find anything locally.
From humble beginnings I was asked more amd more often to make dresses for others.
I now sew all day, every day, trying to make the best quality dresses / outfits based on original 40s and 50s patterns ( I have accumulated quite a few!). I source quality fabric from Australia and overseas and guarantee customer satisfaction.
I post dresses all over the world and have a lot of repeat business and loyal customers.
Because not everyone has a body shape the same as a pattern, I will make up a dress to specific measurements as well as offer free alterations if the…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 1
  • Joined April 3, 2009

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I love vintage, vintage anything really, vintage sewing and knitting patterns, vintage fabrics buttons buckles and trims, chinese fabrics photos paintings and furniture, china dolls, art deco, barsony black ladies plus shoes and handbags as every vintage gal does

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About

Hi.
I have been involved in the Swing and Rock'n'Roll dance scene ( country Victoria, Australia ) for 9 years - although I just love Balboa. I have been making my own ( and my husband's ) dance outfits, plus my 40s and 50s style clothing,during this time. It was impossible to find anything locally.
From humble beginnings I was asked more amd more often to make dresses for others.
I now sew all day, every day, trying to make the best quality dresses / outfits based on original 40s and 50s patterns ( I have accumulated quite a few!). I source quality fabric from Australia and overseas and guarantee customer satisfaction.
I post dresses all over the world and have a lot of repeat business and loyal customers.
Because not everyone has a body shape the same as a pattern, I will make up a dress to specific measurements as well as offer free alterations if the fit is not perfect - provided you give me the correct measurements.
I am happy to answer any queries.
My sewing background does go back further than 9 years. I have always sewed - even as a child and then into my teenage years. Some of the clothing I made and wore was definitely "stand out in the crowd" clothing.
When my children were young I made and retailed children's clothing, specifically appliqued work featuring Australian native animals, plants and Teddy Bears.
My children sew - one in particular who is now doing millinery. I hope she will list some of her hats on Etsy soon.
I am a classic Libran female ( such a burden to bear, striving for perfection, but the customer certainly benefits. So too is the daughter who sews ).
I am also a "year of the Dragon".

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