Welcome to

my sewing box

Manchester city centre



bespoke designer dressmaker 

          specialised on hand-made couture.

             sustainable wedding dresses


           DRESSMAKING and sewing COURSES  

Welcome to My Sewing Box, a bespoke fashion and costume design studio in Manchester city centre (England).

Hi, my name is Silvia and I am a professional fashion and costume designer and dressmaker, based in Manchester (England). I love creating bespoke bridal gowns, special occasion dresses, costumes, and hand crafted street couture. I design my own collections of sustainable fashion, and hold two university degrees: Fashion design and industrial pattern cutting (Madrid, Goymar 1992) and Fashion design and styling (Manchester, Salford University 2000). I have travelled the world making fantastic creations, as well as lecturing fashion design at University.

​I design and lovingly hand-make every garment from scratch, for each individual customer, from my workshop in an old mill in Manchester city centre. 


I also offer bridal gown alterations and upcycling, as well as tuition on dressmaking, sewing, and fashion related subjects.

My work has been featured in Vogue Italy amongst other fashion magazines, has been shown at parades, has been worn by celebrities, has been on TV and newspapers, exhibited in galleries and fashion shows, and worn by performers in festivals and the circus.

Many brides have said "yes" in them!

You can email me your enquiry at silviahoyamena@gmail.com; send me a contact form here; book a free-of-charge consultation here

or phone 07890 101727 


Thank you!

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2009 My Sewing Box, fashion design, Thorniley Studios: 12-22 Thorniley Brow

Manchester M4 2AJ (England)


07890 101727