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


Fabulous for Fit

Dressmaking in Ixworth

Would you like a bespoke dress or outfit made for that special occasion by a skilled and professional dressmaker?

Did you know that a bespoke day dress worn regularly makes for great value?

Are there clothes in your wardrobe which are unwearable because they’re too tight, too big or have something missing? Clothes with ‘fabulous fit’ make you feel good about yourself.

Do you need help with your wardrobe? Do you need fabrics or a pattern? Would you like to learn to sew?

An introduction from Hilary Pearce

Hilary holds City and Guilds Certificates in Fashion, Working Designs, Design for Craft, Tailoring and also in Bone Bodices and Evening Wear. Hilary is a professional seamstress and enjoys design, art, style and colour. She is passionate to see both women and men dress well and look their best.

Alterations and repairs for women and men

Our alteration service includes a range of minor and major repairs, including hems, taking in and letting out ill-fitting garments. We turn collars, replace zips, sew on buttons and badges, alter turn-ups and make tailor alterations.


Our bespoke dressmaking service creates beautifully fitted garments for special occasions, as well as for everyday use just for you.

Design, consultancy and lessons

We run sewing lessons to adults and children. We offer a consultancy service for women and men to help our clients look their very best. We help them choose outfits for the most special of occasions.

Pattern, fabric sales, haberdashery and dry cleaning

We provide a variety of patterns and fabrics and haberdashery as well as off-site dry cleaning, laundry and shoe repair services.


With huge gratitude for my new wardrobe.

CC, Wyken

I shall wear my “Hilary skirt” to go out for lunch next week.  It has been my “best” skirt for ages.  I do have others, but that one always comes out top.

EC, Berkhamsted

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

E D-J, Pakenham

I want you to know I am delighted with my new dress!  I set you a real challenge which you accepted with enthusiasm – and the result is marvellous.  You are so clever – thank you very much… It is such a pleasure to do business with you.

AF, Ixworth