My name is Faye Karp, I am from New Zealand, where I first started doing made-to-measure ladies’ fashion in Auckland. I came to Melbourne 16 years ago and established my business making outfits for mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom, as well as evening wear, ladies tailored suits, trousers, skirts, shirts, blouses, dresses, coats and capes as well as general day wear.
I have more than 35 years experience in ladies custom made fashion. My experience in different fields of the industry have developed my skills. I make my own paper patterns and a clients first fitting is made in calico or lining fabric depending on what type of fabric the final garment is to be made in. I am not scared to make brave suggestions; the design develops as we work on it together. I can help you in choosing fabrics. My current clients range from teenagers up to women in their 80’s. Most of my business comes from repeat clients as well as referrals.
I have had five fashion on the field wins at the Australian Racing Carnivals including:
- 2012 Melissa Buchanan, Mornington Races
- 2012 Melissa Buchanan, Caulfield Cup
- 2012 Teresa Grove, Caulfield Guineas
- 2013 Rikki Lee Hull, Adelaide Races
- 2013 Melissa Buchanan, Caulfield Guineas