Virginia Crawford Greyish watermark

Designer     Dressmaker     Costumier

365 - Versaille

'It was so much fun to work with Virginia. She's very talented and knows all the tricks. I loved my wedding dress and received lots of compliments about it.'

- Olga, April 2015

Finding all your work so authentic... amazing detail. You are a brilliant seamstress. Not forgotten my own bridal coat you made which turned me into a princess for my wedding day.'

                    - Patti, May 2014

'I first met Virginia through her passion for historical costume. Everyone who I have spoken to who has had costumes made by her has been unanimous in praise of her accuracy and attention to detail. I have been lucky enough to have had the benefit of her advice and practical skills in fitting a Victorian dress, and she researches every technique to be accurate to extant dresses. If Virginia tells you how to do something - you know it will be correct! She is a pleasure to work with.'

- Liz Burke, living history interpreter, 2015

'I have been in show business for over 25 years and Virginia is one of the few costumiers that I have known to survive the distance in such a highly competitive field. From low budget "suitcase" theatre, to high end period costume drama, and glitzy burlesque glamour shows, Virginia has always delivered the goods with amazing attention to detail and total dedication to her superb craft. You only have to see one of her elaborate Renaissance costumes to be convinced that she knows her stuff.'

- Ben Fransham, writer, director, producer, performing artist, 2015

'Virginia made my prom dress and from start to finish the whole process was exciting and enjoyable. She listened to what I wanted and created the most stunning dress that fitted me perfectly and made me feel incredible. She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anybody!'

- Liz, June 2015

'I've attached some photos of the dress just so you could see how it looked on the day. Everyone loved it and I was so happy with how it turned out so thank you again. I've given your number to about 20 people through the years who have asked who made my dress.'

- Helen, speaking about the bias-cut silk satin wedding gown I made her, 2011

Helen's dress

'Virginia made an everyday dress look absolutely amazing for my daughters prom. I have since recommended her to friends & family and will continue to do so!'

- Xersha, February 2014

'Thank you so much for helping me with my wedding dress. It looked stunning and was so easy to wear! It was a pleasure to work with you and I enjoyed every fitting.'

- a happy bride, April 2015