Claire’s Designs

Claire’s Designs


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.
Services that Claire offers are:

  • Special occasion outfits for men and women – suits & waistcoats for the men. Cocktail dresses, matric dance dresses, wedding dresses and accessories for the bride, bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride/groom outfits for the women
  • Ready-to-wear outfits for men & women
  • Maternity wear
  • Sport’s wear
  • Alterations

Claire would one day love to pass on her skills to others and teach sewing classes.