Kelly Atken Seamstress
Kelly Atken Seamstress
Designing and creating my own unique pieces, utilising available fabrics right here in the UK. This enables me to minimise the impact of purchasing collection dresses from suppliers, many of whom have factories based in the Far East. I now create bespoke, sustainable pieces that are truly unique and I’ve never been happier.
What we wear daily has always been an important way of expressing and defining who we are. This is why Bridal is the perfect opportunity to harness the power of personal expression where enduring style, individuality, imagination and interpretation can create one off design. A Bridal outfit is a statement of ones self, which when making design decisions can seem daunting - where to start? We make style choices every day despite the constant changes in fashion trends. We do it subconsciously when navigating the world of what is or isn't fashionable, reflecting our own preferences interpreting fashions with our own individual sense of style! Of course no two individuals are the same and each design project is tailored to your vision, hence we offer a range of options. Your choices and imagination can be limitless and I'm here to guide your design process however you choose to approach it.
Bespoke designs begin with a consultation where we'll discuss your ideas, themes and get to know you as we begin to realise your individual style and draw up your design. We will take this opportunity to take your measurements too. Next stage once your design is drawn is to translate that into a paper pattern from which i'll make a toile, a cotton version of your basic shape to be adjusted for a perfect fit where necklines or skirt shape can be tweaked. Your design will take shape and become a final pattern to be cut in your fabric of choice and fitted to you once again before finishing. This may be multiple appointments. At your final fitting we'll address any finishing touches and arrange for you to collect. This process can take around 6 months so please give yourself plenty of time before your wedding date. All projects are different depending on cut and fabrics.
Have an outfit already and want to rework and reimagine it? Perhaps you'd like cap shoulders or subtle straps adding or the neckline changing. What about swapping put the zipper for a classic lace up? Maybe its sentimental and you'd like elements incorporating in a new design. Making a dress become a new is a real creative journey and the ultimate in up-cycling!
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