Claire's Designs

Claire's Designs

High quality & professionally made items tailor made to your specifications. I am a qualified Designer/Dressmaker, Freelance Pattern Maker/Grader/Technical Designer.

I also have factory production experience.

Operating as usual

26/08/2021

Building puzzles… 👗✂️

#ratings #cutting #patternmaking #patternmaker #grading #production #designer #gardenroute

Building puzzles… 👗✂️

#ratings #cutting #patternmaking #patternmaker #grading #production #designer #gardenroute

Photos from Claire's Designs's post 14/08/2021

When you can’t find collared shirts for a weekend away….you find time to make your own🤠🐴

📷 Gerda Hayward Photography @the.livestock.photographer

@karoo_ranching

#neutralcolours #naturalfibres #karoolife #ranchhorses #ranchlife #naturalbeauty #graaffreinet #freedom #cowgirlsouthafrica #horsesafaris2021 #bucketlist #heavenonearth

Photos from Klara Design & Photography's post 12/08/2021

Photos from Klara Design & Photography's post

25/03/2021

In love😍😍 Last week’s beautiful bride in her vintage boho wedding dress #cottonlace #boho #vintage #creamandivory #weddingdress #gardenroute #designer #inlove #dressmaker

In love😍😍 Last week’s beautiful bride in her vintage boho wedding dress #cottonlace #boho #vintage #creamandivory #weddingdress #gardenroute #designer #inlove #dressmaker

09/02/2021

Getting some handwork done #veil #motifs #wedding #workinprogress #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker

Getting some handwork done #veil #motifs #wedding #workinprogress #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker

31/12/2020

Nature is truly amazing!

Victoria Falls has received incredibly good rainfall so far this season, four times as much as we had at this same point last year. This cloud rising from the ground, is the spray from the Victoria Falls, highlighting the magnificence of nature and that it has no bounds. As we say goodbye to the incredibly tough year of 2020, which has affected everyone worldwide, from all of us at Victoria Falls Guide, we would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and wealthy 2021 🥂 😃

#wearevictoriafalls #Zimbabwe #HappyNewYear

Photos from Claire's Designs's post 26/12/2020

Another colouring project done #timeout #gettingcreative #weekendvibes #goodforthesoul #colouringin

24/12/2020

Thank you to all my clients for their support in what has been a tough year and we are still standing! #adaptordie #2020 #seasonsgreetings #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #stillstanding

Thank you to all my clients for their support in what has been a tough year and we are still standing! #adaptordie #2020 #seasonsgreetings #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #stillstanding

25/10/2020

And there she is....all done...#timeout #gettingcreative #colouringin #sundayvibes #shadesofblue #goodforthesoul

And there she is....all done...#timeout #gettingcreative #colouringin #sundayvibes #shadesofblue #goodforthesoul

17/10/2020

Taking some me-time #timeout #gettingcreative #colouringin #saturdayvibes #shadesofblue

Taking some me-time #timeout #gettingcreative #colouringin #saturdayvibes #shadesofblue

11/10/2020

The stunningly beautiful Angelica..
#matric2020 #glitterandgold #glenwoodhouse #designer #gardenroute #dressmaker #simplyelegant

The stunningly beautiful Angelica..
#matric2020 #glitterandgold #glenwoodhouse #designer #gardenroute #dressmaker #simplyelegant

09/10/2020

Isn’t she a cutie....

#memorybear #somuchfun #sospecial #preciousmemories

Isn’t she a cutie....

#memorybear #somuchfun #sospecial #preciousmemories

Photos from Claire's Designs's post 27/09/2020

Some wrap pants from one of my pieces from my holiday #newpost #wrappants #cotton #kitenge #memories #gardenroute #overlandtrip

Photos from Claire's Designs's post 20/09/2020

Beautiful roman blinds I made recently #2020 #romanblinds #gardenroute #blockout #adaptordie #dressmaker #designer #changeisgood

01/09/2020

Time to make some Roman blinds....
#romanblinds #gardenroute #newproject #dressmaker #interiors

13/08/2020

What have I been busy with the last few weeks...patterns...grading...sample making....#patterndevelopment #patternmaker #samplemaker #patterngrader #gardenroute #designer #2020 #blessedtobebusy #adaptordie

29/06/2020

Haven’t made one of these in awhile. What makes this bag unique is that we upcycled baby’s favourite blankets into the lining of the sleeping bag and then appliqued his favourite animal on the front of the bag.
#sundayproject #kidssleepingbag #upcycle #gardenroute #somethingdifferent #designer #dressmaker #versatility

19/06/2020

•Available in stock and ready to go!
•Very comfortable
•2 layers with filter pocket
•R100.00 each
•Whatsapp 0836529947
•Nationwide delivery available #lockdown2020 #scarfmasks #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker

13/06/2020

Scarf masks

•Variety of prints and plain colours available

•Very comfortably

•2 layers with filter pocket

•R100.00 each

•Whatsapp 0836529947 to facilitate a quick response

•Nationwide delivery available.

31/05/2020

Just an example of what the scarf mask looks like on. Kids size also available. #lockdown #scarfmasks #grateful #blessedtowork #smallthings #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #scarfmaskpattern

23/05/2020

Just an example of what the scarf mask looks like on. Kids size also available. #lockdown #scarfmasks #grateful #blessedtowork #smallthings #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #scarfmaskpattern

23/05/2020

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here. These are just some of this week’s orders that went out yesterday. I am so grateful for this opportunity that came my way.
#lockdown #scarfmasks #grateful #blessedtowork #smallthings #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #scarfmaskpattern

17/05/2020

Claire's Designs

02/05/2020

It’s been a busy week & hoping it will continue for a while to come...so grateful to those who have supported me so far! #appreciation
#lockdown2020 #grateful #upcycling #masks #3layers #filterpocket #adapting #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker

24/04/2020

Any ideas on what I could be busy with?? #lockdown2020 #gardenroute #dressmaker #designer #keepingsane #somethingdifferent

17/04/2020

So I don’t know about you but I love a cowl for winter........I cut these out for my own winter wardrobe weeks before lockdown began and decided that with today’s gloomy weather outside that it was time to add them to my wardrobe😊 #lockdown2020 #winterwardrobe #ElnaSA #cowl #designer #snug #gardenroutesouthafrica #dressmaker #keepingsane

16/04/2020

Something a little different...thought I’d share some ‘behind the scenes’ footage of what I was up to today. Thankfully I have managed to keep busy with clients work during lockdown so far..... Enjoy!!! Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this in future...
#lockdown2020 #behindthescenes #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #somethingdifferent #fun

16/04/2020

Something a little different...thought I’d share some ‘behind the scenes’ footage of what I was up to today. Thankfully I have managed to keep busy with clients work during lockdown so far..... Enjoy!!! Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this in future...
#lockdown2020 #behindthescenes #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #somethingdifferent #fun

16/02/2020

On my walk today...
#freshair #mountains #10kstepsaday #motivation

08/02/2020

Just a simple wrap skirt I whipped up for myself this afternoon quickly using one of my pieces of fabric I bought in Dar es Salaam on my recent overland trip.
#overland #vaca #kitenge #tanzania #besttripever #daressalaam #wrapskirt #somethingforme

03/02/2020

Sneak peek at what I’m currently working on...
#2020 #workinprogress #latestproject #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #busyweek

31/01/2020

Sneak peek at what I’m currently working on...
#2020 #workinprogress #latestproject #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker #busyweek

29/01/2020

Throw back to Matric dance season 2019 @leighvandermerwe09 #throwbackwednesday #matric2019 #twirling #matric2020 #handwork #abstract #asymmetrical #laceandbeads #satin #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker

27/01/2020

The beautiful Dannah! My first dress for the 2020 matric dance season!
#matric2020 #elegance #simplicity #gardenroute #designer #dressmaker

19/01/2020

One of my last projects last year
#2019 #weddingdress #handwork #whatdoes2020haveinstore

Love what you do!

Claire has been passionate about sewing and other forms of needlework from a very young age and when it came time to choose a career she decided to take her sewing to another level and graduated with a National Diploma in Fashion Design in Port Elizabeth. This equipped her well with the technical aspects of design and clothing manufacture. What this means is that you can bring Claire your ideas and pictures and she can make you your dream outfit from scratch, using your measurements.

After her studies, Claire gained some invaluable experience in the clothing industry by working in a few clothing factories and at the same time started to build up a small client base, custom making outfits after hours. Between 2004 and 2009 Claire sold her adult and kids wear at the local craft markets in the Garden Route, while still custom making outfits for her clients.

In 2013, Claire got the opportunity to do something completely different for 7 months that did not involve clothing. This sabbatical from her sewing was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to her. From 2014 her sewing career has taken off and she hasn’t looked back.

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It’s been a busy week & hoping it will continue for a while to come...so grateful to those who have supported me so far!...
Any ideas on what I could be busy with?? #lockdown2020 #gardenroute #dressmaker #designer #keepingsane #somethingdiffere...
Something a little different...thought I’d share some ‘behind the scenes’ footage of what I was up to today. Thankfully ...
Something a little different...thought I’d share some ‘behind the scenes’ footage of what I was up to today. Thankfully ...
Throw back to Matric dance season 2019 @leighvandermerwe09  #throwbackwednesday #matric2019 #twirling #matric2020 #handw...

Products

Special Occasion Outfits:
Matric Dance, Mother of the Bride and Groom, Bridesmaids, Weddings, Christenings, Men's suits

Alterations and Tailoring

Everyday Wear

Pattern Making and Grading

Telephone

Address


Montagu Street
George
6530
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