I think it’s fair to say my love for fashion began with a Fashion Wheel and a set of Crayola markers!

This really came to fruition when I started my degree in fashion design and completed it with an outstanding graduate award. Following that, I worked as a fashion designer for over 10 years with suppliers to the high street and during this time I spent lots of time travelling back and forth to India and China.

Kirsty Couture was born during that time and started as a smaller side project; mainly for friends and friends of friends as a means of perfecting my sewing and pattern making skills.

  • Custom Wedding Dresses
  • Corsets
  • Bespoke Dresses
  • Accessories
  • Alterations
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…I love my job and I love meeting new clients, getting excited about their events and making them something special.

My Love of Corsetry

I started to become really interested in corsetry and took up advanced classes to learn the particular skills to construct them. Since then, I have become a member of Foundations Revealed which is an online magazine, forum and community dedicated to perfecting those techniques.

After starting my family, it became the right time to turn my business into my full-time occupation and that leads us to today.

As I work from my home studio, I can be flexible with evening and weekend appointments to fit around your schedule. My wider family are based in South Essex, so I can regularly meet clients there too.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me today. With your vision and my craft, let’s create exactly what you’re looking for together!

My clients love their dresses
here’s what they said:
K Brown

Kirsty did such a good job with my wedding dress, she was so easy to contact and visit, and she really made me feel comfortable. I like she suggested ideas and she really made my dress into something special! Would definitely recommend!

Abi Burlington-Sharp

I have used Kirsty Couture on a number of occasions. She made some bespoke tops for me which I am still wearing a number of years later. I also have one of her custom designed corsets which is a real piece of artistry, and it fits me like a glove. I recently took a friend to Kirsty to have her wedding gown tailored, and she was delighted with the end result. I bought the same friend one of Kirsty’s very elegant handmade garters which she wore on the big day. Kirsty is creative, professional, and truly talented at what she does – I would highly recommend her. Thank you Kirsty!

Vicki Swanton

Kirsty is amazing. She’s so helpful, works fast, is really reasonably priced, and does an amazing job. We are so pleased with the adjustments made to our daughters prom dress, and it fit perfectly. Highly recommend her.

Sarah Young

I was recommended Kirsty by a close friend and boy did I find a winner! Kirsty made my bridesmaid dresses for my wedding and I was nothing short of thrilled! Her talent and professionalism makes her a cut above the rest. And what’s more is she managed to communicate and coordinate the whole process from across the globe as I live in Australia.
Honestly, I can’t recommend her enough, thank you Kirsty!!

Toni Wrycraft

Perfect job in very quick time, my alterations were done in 2 days. I was recommended by a previous customer & Would definitely recommend 100% x