(03) 9596 2203
0414 320 073
113 Nepean Highway, Elsternwick, VIC 3185


Faye Karp with Melissa Buchanan at the races

Faye Karp with Melissa Buchanan at the races

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