thelimegate started in the mid-1990s when I was asked to make some dresses for a friend and that led to evening dresses and bridesmaids' dresses, for family, my sister-in-law's wedding dress and more.

I have been dressmaking for myself, and my family, since my mother taught me to sew as a child. In fact, I come from a sewing family, me, my mother and my great-grandmother, who was a tailoress and brought up her family on that income!

The first bridal party I made dresses for was for my own wedding, my mother and I made my dress and the bridesmaid's dresses, quite a while ago! In fact there is a picture on the website if you want to look for it!

The one thing I can totally understand is the frustration of brides who can't find the exact dress they dream of, something totally unique.  I love making my clients a beautiful, totally bespoke dress in a style, colour, detail and fabric which represents their individuality. 

If you have a dress in mind, seen something in a magazine or you're not sure what style to choose for your big day, why not give me a call?