Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sewbussted's Material Witness/Helen Haughey, Couture Dressmaker

In today's world of fast fashion, it's refreshing to know that there are those who still seek out garments of the finest details.

Helen Haughey, like many of us, began sewing as a child. She especially loved hand sewing and using the finest of fabrics. That early appreciation stayed with her and ultimately brought her to build her own couture dressmaking business.

Her garments are breathtaking, with lovely details and exquisite fabrics.

Each and every garment embodies elegance and refinement.

She also enjoys playing with the patterns and weaves of fabrics to create eye catching details.

Helen was recently in Chicago and I had the opportunity to sit down with her. In the video you will hear where her career began and how it ultimately evolved into her passion. I so enjoyed our conversation, and I think you will find it inspiring. 

You can find Helen's website HERE.
You can also find her on Instagram
And if you are looking for fine needles, pins and other couture embellishments, you can find all of these in her Etsy store

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  1. Thank you for such an insightful interview! I need more silk organza in my fabric stash!

  2. Great episode of Sewbussted! Helen and her garments are absolutely lovely and the garments are a dream to wear. I would encourage everyone to check out Helen's garment in Threads when it comes out - a sight to behold - it was absolutely lovely. Thanks for showcasing Helen. Hope all is well.

  3. This was a great interview !!! I’m lucky to be attending Helen’s class in New Orleans in January . I can’t wait to meet & learn from Helen