The Seamstress of Bloomsbury's story takes us back to London in 1939, at the brink of World War 2. The young Lillian Wells is apprenticed to a Bloomsbury dressmaker with dreams of marrying a soldier. Sadly Miss Wells' dreams didn't come true, and instead her life was spent perfecting her exquisite sewing skilled in a little room in Hamilton House, and she became known as "The Seamstress of Bloomsbury". In keeping with her wishes, her original 1940s patterns and designs have been bought back to life for today's vintage fashion lover under the lovingly entitled brand, The Seamstress of Bloomsbury.
Serious vintage fashion lovers will already recognise The Seamstress of Bloomsbury as a leader in authenticity of reproduction 1940s fashion. With a fabulous range of 1940s tea dresses and victory dresses all made in era appropriate crepe de chine, and cut according to Lillian Well's original patterns, The Seamstress of Bloomsbury dresses are the epitome of genuine retro indulgence.
With lines that naturally flatter the female figure, and striking prints that animate and illustrate the era, The Seamstress of Bloomsbury dresses are so easy to wear, both comfortable and modest, appealing to both die-hard vintage fashion lovers and contemporary hipster girls alike.
Indulge in a little demure 40s glamour, and take your pick from our delectable collection. As soon as you slip into your The Seamstress of Bloomsbury dress you will immediately understand why these 40s dresses have been admired and sought-after by Aristocratic families and Royalty from around the world. The attention to design detail is admirable: we love the adjustable waist feature of the 1942 dress, which allows you to draw in the pretty wait tie for a perfect fit, and we're particularly taken with the figure balancing shoulder pads and gently flared skirts that typify the 1940s dress.
Each and every dress in The Seamstress of Bloomsbury collection is a true investment, as the classic lines will serve you season upon season and reward to richly with a uniquely authentic dress of unrivalled reproduction quality for you to cherish for years to come.