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Case Studies


Hilary writes:

Anna has used Pearce’s Pins to create a wardrobe that fits, is stylish and personal.  The bespoke garments that I have made for Anna include: two Donna Karen close-fitting dresses in stretch jersey; an Anne Klein dress in tweed, a wool crepe shift, two boiled wool skirts, a winter skirt, two summer skirts and a denim skirt.

These ten items have become key items in Anna’s wardrobe.  What I think is great is that Anna has discovered the satisfaction of having bespoke items made for her: clothes which fit and are comfortable and suit her style.  When clothes fit well, the wearer has greater confidence in how she looks and feels.  Bespoke day wear makes for great value.

Anna writes:

“Not having a standard shaped figure, I have always had trouble finding clothes that fit me well and I usually wear stretchy clothes which are not ideal for smarter occasions, so I asked Hilary to make me two tailored winter dresses.  If you have never had clothes which actually fit then you are missing out!  They are so comfortable and they come in exactly the colour and style and length that I like.  I discuss with Hilary what I am trying to achieve and she makes useful suggestions – for example my boiled wool skirts have blanket stitch round the hem which is attractive and not bulky and I would never have thought of doing that.  The clothes that Hilary has made for me are finished beautifully and of course she is not competing with Matalan but I don’t think that they are any more expensive than upmarket boutique ready to wear and they fit so much better.  Thank you Hilary.”