Jill M. Smith

Designer : Pattern cutter : Made to measure garment maker

Welcome to my space at Alby Crafts and Gardens

I will be focussing on commission work relating to the skills outlined below, as well as offering classes for all levels of ability within - pattern cutting, garment making/tailoring and appliqué embroidery - the core skills I have developed over some 40+ years of professional practise and in parallel, 30 years of part-time teaching (BTECs and BA Hons in Fashion).

Soft Tailoring

Referencing classical & commercial tailoring techniques for day/evening wear.

Appliqué Embroidery

Both flat and three dimensional applied fabrics and quilting techniques.

Folded Fabric

I am also developing a range of folded fabric – 'Origami' designs – developed while travelling/working in India.

Contact Details

Commissions or classes

phone: 07713 300949

email: [email protected]

Hours of business: 11am to 4pm – Tuesdays to Sundays
(during initial workroom set-up period)