Authentic 1940’s Style Dresses & Clothing, All easy-care and machine washable! Our stunning garments are cut from authentic retro patterns and designs.
We dedicate our work to Miss Lillian Wells….The ‘The Seamstress of Bloomsbury’, who’s love and care, and incredible skill went into every garment she made. She was a friend, and mentor, and an example to us all.
London 1939 and England is on the brink of World War 2. 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, or married …… 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 …..
… and 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 ….
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