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About Gail

I discovered early in my career the joy of creating beautifully designed and made garments for all occasions.

I have spent the last 21 years perfecting my craft.  Working in the fashion industry honed my skills in patternmaking, pattern grading, garment design and fittings.  For me it is all about bringing to life beautiful wearable creations.  It's inspiring how people react to the dress that they have always dreamed of - seeing it in real life, touching it and feeling amazing wearing it.​

My inspiration comes from different textures, the beach and the challenge of making peoples visions a tangible thing.

I created Stitches Dressmaking about 15 years ago because I knew I could give my clients a quality service experience that was lacking in the industry on a local level.  I love the intensity of working on individual projects, like wedding gowns and formal dresses, right through to major projects like entire Bridal Party garments.

The industry has changed dramatically over the years, most recently with the introduction of online stores where you can buy dresses at a wholesale price.  This inspired me to create our "Rescue Service".  Often when Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaid's and Formal Dresses are purchased online, they need tweaking to create the perfect fit.  Re-fitting and re-designing is a skill I have developed particularly for this new buying trend.

So let me know how I can help you with designing, creating or altering your gown or dress.


"Wow, you are very clever Gail.  Thank you so much for all the amazing outfits you make me.  You are exceptional!  How you can create anything I ask, just from a picture... your quality of work is beautiful, very neat and tidy..."

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