Born and bred in former USSR, which probably explains a lot of strength in my character..from early childhood I watched both of my Grans producing items of clothing for themselves and others. I still hold very fond memories of that and am very grateful for what they taught me and those ancient Singer machines that I've inherited!
Qualified as a tailor and pattern cutter in Kiev, Ukraine in 1999, I first worked in City Boutique. Later moved to UK to study for a Fashion Designer in St.Martins College, but didn't have enough money. Instead started working as tailor locally:
Later graduated from University of Hertfordshire, Foundation Degree in Creative Enterprise, Fashion & Textile.
For three years before having my second child I was teaching all sorts of dressmaking, tailoring and pattern classes as well as some craft creations, etc. within London area and Hertfordshire. Now, having moved to Woking in 2011, I am delighted to offer my services within Surrey area.
We cover a wide spectrum from individual alterations to bespoke tailoring.
This was a fashion show from graduation from North Hertfordshire College in fashion and textiles with my own designs being put on display.