Cherilyn Leeson is a designer dress maker specialising in occasionwear, and Bridal Alterations.
Cherilyn’s designs are mostly inspired from the most timeless decades of fashion. The Golden Age of Hollywood! A passion of watching films from this era as a little girl led her into working within the costume departments of TV, film and theatre later in life; but most importantly still inspire her today to create her own modern take of these styles.
As every item is handmade here in the UK within Cherilyn’s work studios, the service of creating your own bespoke version of one of her designs is possible. The bespoke service allows you to take these timeless designs and make your dress as individual as you are. Ever wished a dress was designed slightly differently? Neckline? Sleeves? Length? Love the dress but wish it was a different fabric? Well wish no more, you can make sure you get your perfect dress for that special occasion when nothing but FABULOUS will do! Who doesn’t want to be the belle of the ball?
This passion always came from an early age, sewing since she was 9, taking classes at the age of 14 and eventually graduating from the highly regarded Bournemouth Arts University in 2010 with a degree in Costume with Performance Design and winning the coveted Ede and Ravencroft makers award.
Cherilyn then honed her skills working on ‘Wicked’ the West end show, The X Factor, BBC period dramas such as Crimson petal and the white, BBC’s Hustle and even ventured into film with Snow White and the Huntsman & Sherlock Holmes game of Shadows.
Cherilyn’s ethos is simple – High quality timeless fashion – made here in the UK.
68 Market Street,
Ashby de la Zouch