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Dressmaking and alterations by Phillipa Oates (17 years of sewing in Ripon, extensive experience of challenging projects as well as humble alterations since 1982). With an acute eye for detail and a genuine wish to make each customer delighted with any co

Sewing Oates was established after years of making ballgowns, wedding dresses and occasion wear for friends. Having lived in the Far East Phillipa gained knowledge of silks and discovered the impressive range of high quality fabrics on offer from James Hare Silks which she now can offer customers. Over the years she has amassed an interesting selection of wools and wool mix fabrics too but is also happy to use a customer's own material.

Phillipa has extensive experience of altering tailored items and her mission is for clients to make the most of the contents of their wardrobe. She is happy to offer honest advice on any item of clothing whether it be a favourite pair of jeans, sale bargain or vintage heirloom. No job is too small!

Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Large attractive twin, double or family rooms available for very comfortable bed and generous breakfast too!