I trained at the London College of Fashion, and have over 30 years experience working in the clothing industry. I have worked in design rooms as a pattern cutter, a sample machinist and a quality controller. I also ran a small dressmaking business for several years making bridalwear and other bespoke garments. In 2001, after a break to raise children, I started up a clothing alteration service from my home in Chadlington. In 2015 my business had grown to such an extent that I moved to my current workroom in Moreton in Marsh, where I now specialise in bridalwear.