About Sue Gilbert Designs

Dress Designs Mablethorpe

Hi, I'm Sue Gilbert and I have a passion for sewing!

I was brought up with textiles as both my mum and grandma worked as machinists and at age 6 I was given my first hand sewing machine. At age 10  I moved onto an electric sewing machine and by the time I was 16 I was designing my own clothes.
In 1983 aged 16 I went into textiles manufacturing as trainee designer and pattern cutter producing ladies nightwear and studied at college for a pattern cutting and grading course.
In 1989 I became a Pattern technologist producing ladies lingerie, swimwear, dancewear and maternity lingerie and swimwear and progressed from hand cutting and grading onto Gerber cad system to create pattern and grading.
In 1998 I worked as a Pattern and Garment Technologist of a M&S supplier of ladies Lingerie and Men's underwear and nightwear. Working on garment from concept design up to product in store from creating pattern, ensure fit correctly and garment quality assurance.

In 2006 I became garment technologist for Next Retail Mens Accessories covering mens underwear, nightwear, hats, scaves, gloves and socks.
In 2008 my husband and I moved from Nottingham to Sutton on Sea for better life style and I started my own dressmaking business working from home doing garment alterations for Luck Of Louth and local customers.
In 2010 the business moved into Mablethorpe Business centre and I expanded my business to design and create bespoke garments and alterations.

In 2013 moved to new studio attached to my home.

I specialise in garment design, pattern technology and garment construction.