COVID Notice – Business Open

Due to government guidelines and for obvious reasons however we aren’t able to offer one-to-one dress measuring or fitting services at this time. However, we are still taking enquiries for wedding/bridal and bespoke dressmaking services.

Perfect dress, perfect day

Your dream dress, designed to fit you perfectly with our bespoke bridal gown service.


From cocktail dresses to ball gowns Carole will craft your ideal garment for any special occasion. Whether its for a day at the races or your prom, Carole will ensure you look and feel your best.


Carole can cater for the whole bridal party. The bride, bridesmaids, flower girls and mother of the bride can be confident their outfits will be unique yet harmonious.


Carole makes clothing for the little people too! For newborns upwards, formal or fun, Carole creates inspired styles children will love to wear.



Carole has been dressmaking for 35 years. Based in her Studio in Shireoaks, Worksop, Carole crafts garments from the initial sketch to the final stitch. Inspired by you and driven by her love of creating, Carole is dedicated to her craft and delivers a warm and personalised service.

Working closely with her clients, Carole is skilled in interpreting people’s visions. Her close attention to fabric, form and cut allows Carole to create garments that are not only a perfect fit, but are a seamless extension of your personality and style.

Although very versatile in her skills, Carole’s main passion is in creating bridal gowns. She is fascinated by interpreting the dreams of each bride. She lives for the moment they look into the mirror for the very first time wearing the perfect dress.


A bespoke gown gives you a result like no other. After all it is a one-off piece designed to be just as unique as you are. Each aspect of the gown is custom-made to your preferences, your body shape and your ideas. 

The process gives you the creative freedom to carefully select every last detail right down to the final embellishments. Carole has a wealth of experience and can offer lots of support and guidance along the way to achieve a finish that exceeds all your expectations.


 To make things more manageable we have flexible payment plans to take a load off your mind! Conditions apply. Terms to be arranged with Carole during your free consultation.


“I contacted Carole to create a wedding dress for me at particularly short notice after struggling to find anything that I liked and was suitable on the ‘high street’. Carole was a delight to work with! She made sure that I had a wide range of fabrics to choose from, that the dress fitted me perfectly and, most importantly, created my dress with plenty of time to spare. I can’t thank Carole enough for her great work and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her services.”


“I went to this lady for an evening dress for a military ball. I had an idea of what I liked and we talked and collected some photos so we could get a better idea. Regular contact made me feel at ease and put my mind at rest. After several fittings, I finally got to see The final piece. This dress was everything I had pictured in my head but so much more. Carole went above and beyond making my military dress and absolutely nothing was a problem. She has a heart of gold and I will definitely 1000% be returning for her to make my future military events dresses. She’s an amazing talented lady.”

“I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Sansom to discuss several items of clothing which I required her to make for me. From start to finish it was clear that Mrs Sansom takes great pride in her work and was friendly and professional from the onset. I required 6 skirts and 6 dresses to be made for me and Mrs Sansom explained the different weights and types of fabric which she felt would suit me as I needed some skirts and dresses for summer and winter months. Nothing was too much trouble and when I collected my garments they were beautifully made by a lady who is clearly a perfectionist. There were no stitches out of place, the skirts were beautifully lined and the finished products had been pressed ready for my trying on and collection.If you are wanting beautifully handcrafted clothes made with care then I would recommend Carole Sansom.”


“I ordered a beautiful custom dress for Royal Ascot and was totally satisfied. The dress was everything I expected and more. A first class service from start to finish. The dress actually Looked better than the picture I showed Carole. Credit to you, Carole xxx”


To make an enquiry or to book your free consultation with Carole, get in touch today.