Making the world a more glamorous place frock by frock.
The Seamstress of Bloomsbury is a 1940s reproduction clothing company who create beautiful garments inspired by original vintage items stored in our extensive archive. For ladies who would like to add just a touch of vintage to their wardrobe/outfit or want that classic-elegant look for a lunch date or special event, The Seamstress of Bloomsbury is your answer.
We're not just another vintage revival clothing company, we have a great heritage that dates back to the 1930s and we make our garments using Rayon Crepe de Chine - an authentic material used in the 1940s!
We dedicate our work to Miss Lillian Wells, ‘The Seamstress of Bloomsbury’, whose love and care, and incredible skill went into every garment she made.
In London 1939, England is on the brink of World War II, and 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 dreams that one day perhaps she will have a sewing room of her own, and meet a soldier, marry, and have children, and make beautiful clothes for them too. Sadly Miss Wells dreams didn’t come true; she never met her soldier, but she spent many years perfecting her exquisite sewing skills in a little room in Hamilton House and became known as 'The Seamstress of Bloomsbury'.
We are extremely privileged to have known Miss Lillian Wells, to have worked with her, and to acknowledge the tradition of her skills. In keeping with her wishes, we now revive her original 1940’s patterns and designs and are pleased that we can share them with you.
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The Seamstress of Bloomsbury, 119 Victory Business Centre, Somers Road North, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1PJ, GB
We guarantee to refund or exchange any item you are not completely happy with providing you return it in a saleable, unworn and undamaged condition with all original labels intact, carefully folded and re-packed in the original packaging within 14 days of receipt.
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