She began making clothes for herself on her mother’s sewing machine from a young age. Her passion for home crafts inspired her to experiment with different techniques and materials, from lace making to book-binding, all of which have added to her skills as a dressmaker.
After school she pursued a degree in Fine Art. Later, after graduating with a Masters degree in Art History, she was awarded certificates in Patternmaking and Bridal garment construction from Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Cape Town College of Fashion Design respectively.
Fiona Mauchan Bridal Couture specialises in individually designed bespoke wedding dresses and occasion wear. Each dress is created with a commitment to quality craftsmanship and perfect fit.
Contact her if you have fallen in love with one of her dresses or if you have been inspired with your own ideas for the perfect dress to wear on your wedding day or special celebration.
Intricate handwork and the perfect fit takes time to accomplish. A 3 – 4 month lead time before your wedding day is recommended, but for advanced beadwork and detailing even more time may be needed. If you are in a rush, don’t worry, contact me to discuss your options.
She is open by appointment only.
Gordon Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa