You may have noticed the rather wonderful ad in my sidebar for Tailorbird, well its about time I told you what she’s all about!
In a nutshell she is a sewing genius- and her speciality is vintage clothing repairs and alterations in Manchester. Tailorbird (or Helen- her non superhero name!) recently relined a 1960’s mustard jacket for me. The material she found was almost an exact match, and to the untrained eye- identical.
Tailorbird has also repaired one of my favourite dresses- a L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani dress. I’d got it in the sales a few years ago and after the munchkin had jumped off my knee fairly vigorously it had torn at the pleat- I thought it was beyond saving, but Tailorbird has done an invisible repair!
Anyway- stupidly I never thought to take any before photographs, and there’s no point showing you the after ones as you’ll have nothing to compare them to! So here is a old photograph of a lady sewing!