01359 233017 -- 32/34 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2HH

Pearce’s Pins offers a friendly dressmaking service in Suffolk and surrounding areas and is based in the picturesque village of Ixworth, 8 miles outside the market town of Bury St Edmunds.

Pearce’s Pins is a destination shop, where handmade British Craftsmanship can be found at its very best.

Hilary Pearce is a specialist dressmaker/seamstress providing bespoke dressmaking (day and evening wear), tailoring and alteration services.

The business was established in 2003 and moved from Hemel Hempstead to Ixworth in 2011. This gem of a shop provides expert service to customers from its 17th Century workshop in Ixworth High Street.

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Pearce’s Pins Dressmaking provides a friendly and discreet dressmaking, alterations and consultancy service.


I would highly recommend Pearce’s Pins. Hilary has transformed some key pieces in my wardrobe and I’m delighted with what she’s done. It’s clear why she’s always in such great demand. I’ve already been back for a couple of other things which again have been perfect. Thanks Hilary.

SG, Honington

My altered jacket a joy to wear and much admired! Thank you for taking so much trouble, including the elegant fabric inside the cuffs.

CG, Great Barton

Hi Hilary, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for fixing my son’s school jacket earlier in the week, such a fantastic job, thank you!

AD, Ixworth

The trousers are lovely AND they go well with my new green cardie hurrah!

AK, Roxton

Thank you for organising and hosting us for the Pachamama Project and for making it an enjoyable experience

AC-M, Stowlangtoft

With huge gratitude for my new wardrobe.

CC, Wyken

I am so sorry I wasn’t here when you returned the sofa and table yesterday. The sofa looks nice and you have done a great job with the table, no-one will ever know it was broken.

MMcL, Potten End

Thank you so much for revitalising my 1953 dress.  You were so clever to figure out how to “enlarge” it.

E D-J, Pakenham

Thank you very much indeed for making such a superb job of the bench and large chair.

SKS, Chislehurst