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Design, Dressmaking and Specialist Alterations

Based in West County Clare, Ireland, between Inagh and Miltown Malbay, Brigid Rynne is an experienced dressmaker and seamstress offering a unique and comprehensive design and dressmaking service. Brigid has been making designer wedding, evening and occasion wear for over 30 years. Her background includes workroom experience with London designers, Bellville Sassoon, and professional qualifications from Central St. Martin’s College in London and Joan Cashman’s Colour and Image Academy in Cork.


Want a perfect fit? Employ a dressmaker.

Brigid specialises in a bespoke design service, creating unique garments that start with a sketch.  If you often have difficulty finding the perfect fit or the current season’s colours do nothing for you, consider having an outfit custom made. An initial dressmaking consultation costs nothing and Brigid will use her expertise to guide you through the most flattering styles, fabrics and colours.

Whatever you are looking for, be it a dream wedding dress, a prom gown, or an outfit for a day at the races, if you are uninspired by what you see in the shops, Brigid offers a practical alternative to ordering blind over the Internet. Although she can’t quite compete with the Chinese for cost, she can offer the reassurance of quality fabric and a great fit, and you can pick the exact fabric and/or colour you want from real samples rather than a computer screen.

Have a length of fabric of your own, or not sure where to start? Brigid has pattern catalogues, books and fashion magazines for inspiration and ideas, or ask her to copy your favourite dress*. Contact Brigid for pricing information, using the form.

*Please note that Brigid will only copy from your own garment and the original will be required to be produced for reference. She will not copy from photographs or sketches that may be subject to copyright and, in particular, will not copy from the current season’s designer collections.


Brigid specialises in alterations and remodelling of designer clothing and wedding dresses. If you’ve bought something that doesn’t quite fit as well as it might, it may be worth paying a dressmaker for a professional alteration. It is a relatively straightforward matter to take in or take up a dress that is a couple of sizes too big.  Larger alterations might require a bit of creativity due to the potential for changing the overall character of the garment. Likewise, letting out and lengthening can be more tricky due to inadequate seam and hem allowances, but is sometimes possible.

Though Brigid specialises in bespoke and made-to-measure wedding, prom and occasion wear, she also offers the following services:

  • Dressmaking classes
  • Pattern agent for Vogue, Butterick, McCalls and Kwik Sew
  • Image & style consultations
  • Colour & makeup consultations
  • Workshops and bridal parties

For all enquiries, please contact Brigid at:

Brigid Rynne Dressmaking
Co. Clare
Tel: +353 (0)87 669 3331

or use the Contact Form to send me an email.