TheSeamstressOfB

The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Portsmouth, England On Etsy since 2016

5,506 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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TheSeamstressOfB

The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Portsmouth, England | 5,506 Sales

Announcement    ...Our unique fabrics are specially made to our spec in order to replicate original 1940's fabric. The Crepe de Chine fabric is 100% natural Rayon so has a wonderful soft and dry handle to it (great to dance in too!). Rayon drapes well and is highly absorbent making it comfortable to wear against the skin.

Take a look through our designs that we've built up over the years inspired beautifully by our archive of original 1940's pieces...

Announcement

Last updated on 19 Feb, 2019

...Our unique fabrics are specially made to our spec in order to replicate original 1940's fabric. The Crepe de Chine fabric is 100% natural Rayon so has a wonderful soft and dry handle to it (great to dance in too!). Rayon drapes well and is highly absorbent making it comfortable to wear against the skin.

Take a look through our designs that we've built up over the years inspired beautifully by our archive of original 1940's pieces...

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The most perfect features from our Florance Blouse have now been transformed to create this gorgeous dress. Now available in three beautiful colours.
Modelled by the wonderful @Vilarouge
The Classic Clarice Blouse is a customer favourite from our collection! With the forties style collar and front tie fastening; finished with delicate dome buttons and gorgeous puff sleeves.
Worn by the wonderful @rockagirl
Elegance, Glamour and Sophistication are all phrases which best describe this wonderful, new Lace Collar Dress. Now available in Solid Navy, Solid Red and Solid Black!
Worn by the Wonderful : @missbethbelle
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About TheSeamstressOfB

Sales 5,506
On Etsy since 2016

…… London 1939 and England is on the brink of World War II.

…… aged 14, Lillian 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 Lillian 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.

Shop members

  • Mike

    Owner, Fashion Designer

  • Sarah

    E-Commerce Management

  • Jack

    E-Commerce Management, Digital Marketing

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Last updated on 21 Jan, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Unfortunately because of the business growth, we are now unable to adjust or create bespoke garments for our customers.

Wholesale availability

If you are interested in stocking our garments wholesale then please contact us at info@theseamstressofbloomsbury.co.uk providing your shop name, website and social media links for more information

Gift wrapping and packaging

We do not accept extra payments to 'gift' items however if any item is a gift please include this in your order notes so we can remove any cost prices, wrap the garment and include any special notes if need be.

Care instructions

Hand Wash or Dry Clean

Sizing details

We're currently in the process of creating specific specification guides for all individual garments. If our standard size guide doesn't give you enough information, please feel free to contact us so we can provide you with any specific measurements that you require.

Returns/Exchanges

Please return all refunds or exchanges to us at the following address:

The Seamstress of Bloomsbury
Unit 119
The Victory Business Centre
Somers Road North
Portsmouth
PO1 1PJ

If you could include your original invoice or a note explaining the website you purchased from and state if you are requesting a refund or an exchange (with details of request) and we'll ensure its processed for you as soon as possible.

Vouchers/Discount Codes

Here at The Seamstress of Bloomsbury we don't offer any discounts/sales on our products. If you are a member of our e-mail subscriber list then you will be made aware of any competitions/giveaways that we have to offer.

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