my sewing box
Manchester city centre
Bespoke fashion, bridal and costume
Design & Dressmaking
Specialised on hand-made couture, bespoke wedding dresses and costumes
Wedding dress redesign, alterations, upcycling
Dressmaking and sewing tuition
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 a wedding dress redesign, alteration and upcycling service, 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!
*Open for fittings and consultations in person from mid April 2021
DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS, I AM ALSO OFFERING CONTACTLESS BESPOKE SERVICES. I CAN STILL DESIGN AND MAKE YOUR WEDDING DRESS, AND POST IT TO YOU TO ANY PART OF THE WORLD. THE PROCESS WOULD BE THE SAME AS BEFORE, INCLUDING MOCK-UP FITTINGS, BUT BY POST. Thank you!