Our Story

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How it all began

Sarah is absolutely passionate about fashion and Couture and the processes involved in creating a beautiful garments, (and she WILL talk about it for hours if you let her!) 

Sarah trained in Couture in London in the 1990s and has over twenty years experience in creating Couture dresses and running her own atelier. Sarah's  dresses have been worn across the globe, from London, to America and Asia.  And she’s won several shiny fashion awards along the way, with a trophy cabinet to prove it!!

Sarah’s renowned for using old fashioned couture techniques to hand craft heirloom dresses that will be treasured forever. She has trained staff who have gone on to work for big names in the business, Alexander McQueen, Julien McDonald, Lyn Ashworth and more. 

Sarah can’t wait to share her knowledge and expertise with her new venture, “To Gather And Stitch.” There will be dressmaking workshops, sewing gatherings and couture training courses, with patterns and kits too.

When she’s not creating courses and beautiful sewing kits you’ll find Sarah in her favourite wellies walking her faithful Doodle-dog, watching her daughter ride her much loved (and apparently also available in white!) pony and rustling up meals for family and friends. Oh and she’s an adult ballerina too!

daily happenings… follow along @togatherandstitch