Traditional couture - Smocks and embroidery expertise

Uniting timeless French style with traditional hand smocking and embroidery, our dresses are one of a kind. Time-honored know-hows of dressmaking are practiced in our very own atelier by our team of experts who bring each piece to life. 
Dedicated to the craft for over three decades, we are commited to the safe-keeping of this precious heritage.

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Our fabrics are manually gathered using a traditional pleater. Through meticulous gestures we obtain consistency and equal distance between the pleats.
For striped and checked fabrics, we pleat the fabric entirely by hand so as to put forward one color. The same goes for velvets so as to achieve greated precision.
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Once pleated, the fabric is then smocked entirely by hand too. This skill is passed down from generation to generation within our atelier. Offering unlimited possibilities, smocks enhance our creativity. 

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All our embroideries are traditionally made with embroidery hoops. We call the result “needle painting” due to its delicacy. Thanks to this ancient know-how we achieve great precision and sophistication.

charlotte sy dimby handmade embroidery

Each season is a new opportunity to experiment and renew our designs. Inspiration is gleaned from nature’s beauty, cherished childhood memories, and most of all French culture. Paris, home to our unique boutique, L'Île aux Fées , is a constant source of amazement and new ideas too.

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We also use traditional coutures techniques for our finishings. Our hems and linings are also made by hand in order to obtain an invisible seam. 

charlotte sy dimby handmade lining

 Handmade hem lining traditional techniquesOur buttons are self covered by hand to match with the dress fabric and bow lining!

charlotte sy dimby handmade buttons

Nothing is left to chance. We believe there is no age to enjoy well made clothes. At every step and up until the very last stitch, great care is provided. The wrong side is almost as clean as the right side. Your children deserve perfection up to the last detail.

As Leonardo da Vinci said “Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.

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