Gowns

Victoria was trained initially at the New Zealand College of Fashion Design and AUT, in New Zealand. Under a demanding German tutor, Victoria developed her strengths, which lay equally in design and technical pattern making, giving her an edge in producing individual gowns for clients desirous of a directional look, as well as immaculate tailoring and fit.

In the 1980s, Victoria lived in London and operated an exclusive bespoke bridal and tailored day-wear business with a regular clientèle, as well as working for high profile companies in London and also travelling to Paris to research upcoming fashion and fabric trends. Once back in Australia, she worked in both Melbourne and Sydney as a high-demand freelance Patternmaker.

She now specialises in Plus Size, having honed her skills producing beautiful gowns and tailored wear for women with generous curves. She loves to show women who have a fuller figure how to enhance and flatter their silhouettes instead of hiding their curves under layers of fabric, creating even more volume. One of the most difficult garments to pattern and fit well is pants, on any figure type but especially on a fuller figure. However, when it is done well, it is worth the effort.
Victoria also now provides tutoring to students of patternmaking, as well as clients who want to make their own clothes but do not have the knowledge to alter a pattern.
                         
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