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AR Dutch Dressmaking

ARDutch Dressmaking is the sole trading company of Debby Addison-Robbe, based in Billericay, Essex, UK.

About Me

ARDutch Dressmaking is the sole trading company of Debby Addison-Robbe, based in Billericay, Essex, UK.

At the age of 3, I started playing with needle and thread. At 6 I destroyed toy sewing machines, by trying to sew fabrics instead of paper. I then went on to sewing on my mother’s old and tired Leeuwenstein machine.

To this day I am amazed I did not loose a finger! At the age of 12, I got my own first sewing machine. The best gift ever. At the age of 18, my first machine got upgraded to a Bernina, which is still with me to this day.

Dressmaking is definitely in my heritage and blood. After many tailors and dressmakers before me in my family tree, I gained 2 dressmaking diploma’s Costumière and Coupeuse and a degree in BA (hons) Fashion Design, continuing the heritage. 

Our Portifolio

Isla's Angels Gallery

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Angel gowns created by using donated wedding gowns to the charity.   These angel gowns will be donated to hospitals once finished. 
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Millinery, 2001

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Hat making course done by Dutch designer and milliner Eva Mols.
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Macbeth, Tomahawk Theatre, Oxford, 2005

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Costume Design work experience. Working for Theatre Group Tomahawk in Oxford. Macbeth was shown at the Burton Taylor Theatre in Oxford.
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Young Designer of the Year 2004 Award, Finalist

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One of 10 national finalists, at the Clotheshow Live, Birmingham. The brief was by the National Lottery and the design contained all kinds of lucky items. For example the jacket collar is shaped like a horse shoe.
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Tuedor and Wright University and Final Collection, 2003-2006

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Some of my work for my BA (hons) Fashion Design degree at the Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, Banbury, accredited by the de Montfort University in Leicester.
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Coupeuse

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Coupeuse diploma, studied at Modevak-en Tekenschool; mevr van Iersel-Nouwens, Tilburg, the Netherlands. Please note, this is under construction, I will add images over time to give an impression of the course.
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Costumière

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Costumière diploma, studied at Modevak-en Tekenschool; Mevr van Iersel-Nouwens, Tilburg, the Netherlands. Please note, this is under construction, more images shall be added over time to give an impression of the course
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