Ever since I can remember, I've been drawn to working with needles and creating garments. Growing up surrounded by people passionate about needlework, my love for transforming fabric into something extraordinary came naturally.
I received my formal training in Slovakia, where I completed the equivalent of A-levels in historical and custom dressmaking.
After moving to the UK, I gained invaluable experience working for various wedding houses and couture studios, including Karen Jarmarkier Couture, Pauline Forster, J K Couture, and Pure Couture. My work encompassed everything, from bespoke daywear and evening gowns, to stunning wedding creations and mother of the bride/groom outfits. Through alterations, I gained insights into diverse manufacturing techniques.
Imagination. Understanding. Perfection. Crafting exceptional experiences. I adore dressmaking and understand the entire process. I recognize the impact of well-fitted, flattering clothes on our happiness, confidence, and sense of feeling special. With nearly 20 years of experience in made-to-measure and alteration services, I've worked on special occasion dresses, casual wear, vintage heirloom restorations, and designer gowns. I am committed to exceeding expectations.
Now, I am building my own client base in my home studio in Tilehurst, Berkshire. The studio is well-equipped with sample books, inspirational resources, and ample fitting space tailored to each unique outfit.
To provide undivided attention, I meet clients strictly by appointment. I offer flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends.
Michaela Olejarova - Bespoke Dressmaker and Alterations Specialist