Seamstress Of Bloomsbury Vintage Inspired Clothing

A background story of the beautiful seamstress of Bloomsbury dresses we have now added to our vintage inspired range.

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The company we buy them from are based in Farnham, Surrey in England. The founder was fortunate enough to have known Miss Lilian Wells who joined the original Bloomsbury as a dress maker apprentice in 1939 just at the brink of World War II.

Lilian Wells, The Seamstress of Bloomsbury.

… London 1939 and England is on the brink of World War II.

… aged 14, Lilian 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 …

Miss Wells

… but sadly Miss Wells dreams didn’t come true; she never met her soldier …… 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 …

Today the Seamstress of Bloomsbury clothing is made from the original patterns and fabric prints Lilian and her team used. The attention to detail is all there, in the seams, fasteners, smocking etc. They also produce mens turn up trousers from original forties patterns.

When you are buying Bloomsbury you know you are getting the closest possible to the original vintage with all the ease of modern day comfort and laundering.

We offer a range of Bloomsbury dresses. But Bloomsbury don't mass produce, so get your choice while you can as size and range is always limited.

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