Catwalk Classics by Cathryn Brown

Catwalk Classics are based in Boroughbridge area excellent transport links with direct access to the A1M .

I am a qualified and experienced seamstress having worked in the Bridalwear industry for 23 years. On completion of my HND in Clothing at Leeds College of Art (previously Jacob Kramer) where I obtained a distinction, and the title of Student of the year, I went to work for Limited Editions in Leeds. A bridal wear company specialising in Period and Couture Gowns and theatre costumes. Whilst there I had the opportunity to make garments for Opera North, West Yorkshires Playhouse, Lord of the Dance, Hollywood films and many more.

As my family arrived I moved to a local Bridal wear company Pear Tree Designs based in Wetherby.

I am now self employed, I recently moved my workroom into the Joshua Adams menswear hire shop in Boroughbridge due to my close association with their sister shop Curvy Bridal. All consultations and fittings take place at the shop by appointment only. This has allowed me to be able to offer the same quality of design and production without the overheads and expense of my own retail premises. All dresses are designed and made to order, this way I hope to be able to satisfy those brides who cannot find their dream dress 'off the peg' but presume that a couture dress would be beyond their budget.

In 2007 I had the opportunity to work with award winning Milliner Woody Whittick to design and make the evening dress for Georgia Horsley, winner of the Miss England competition 2007. 

Some examples of our joint work featuring Georgia can be viewed in the online Hazelwood Castle Wedding Brochure page 46 - 47

For your own dress I can work with top quality silks from James Hare, brocades, satins and plains from Carrington, daywear and costume fabrics from fabricland, calico laine and fletchers fabrics plus many other fabric suppliers. You will have an initial consultation where you can disguss any of your own ideas, browse through the fabrics and have other design suggestions drawn for you, with absolutely no pressure to make a decision.

I also have a small selection of sample tiaras, veils and shoes by Shades to use for inspiration and to buy, or we can work together with a local accessory designer to have something bespoke made that fully compliments your dress.

Contact me for a relaxed and informal approach to your biggest wedding day decision, your dress.

I do limit the amount of work I take on so early booking is recommended.

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