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Over under sideways down

TfW sleeveIt’s strange how music makes unusual connections in our brain. I was listening by chance to an old Yardbirds hit from 1966 – Over under sideways down… just as I was marking up some new cloth, when I realised that they were singing about exactly what I was doing! Cloth arrives folded with the wrong side facing out and right side protected in. … More: Over under sideways down

Is tailoring eco-friendly?

One of the things I find most satisfying about tailoring is the opportunity to create practical but aesthetic garments. The perfect combination of usefulness and artistry! And of course these days we all benefit from hi-tech scientific developments both in the processing of fabrics and in the development of new materials.… More: Is tailoring eco-friendly?

Bespoke solutions

Tailoring for Women specialises in creating a premium quality wardrobe for women in high profile professional positions – in finance, commerce, law, the arts, media and sports. With over twenty years of Savile Row expertise to call on, Carol Alayne has created a unique bespoke service dedicated exclusively to the special demands of women.… More: Bespoke solutions

IoD: Appearance matters

Interview attireDuring the Christmas period an interesting discussion was started on the IoD (Institute of Directors) LinkedIn Group.  It came from a simple request for information.  “When making a hiring decision how important is a candidate’s appearance to you” It soon prompted over 50 comments from MD’s, partners and CEO’s from across the business world.
While a small minority felt that appearance should not be a major factor, most agreed that it was an important matter and that scrutiny of a candidate began from the moment they entered the room.… More: IoD: Appearance matters

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    Recognised as a pioneer of bespoke tailoring for women, Carol Alayne has over 25 years experience of creating striking garments for arts, sports and media personalities and business wear for professionals and executives.



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