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1. (of clothes) made by a tailor for a particular customer.

"tailor-made suits"

2. made, adapted, or suited for a particular purpose or person.

"he was tailor-made for the job"


  1. a garment that has been specially made for a particular customer.

    "a lady in a red tailor-made"

“Designer Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) is said to have been the first designer label with his signature in his creations. Early in the twentieth century, designers such as Poirot, Chanel, Lanvin and Vionnet used their labels as a means of branding their garments and protecting their designs, and the use of the label as a brand marker as continued ever since. Some labels are also used to define authenticity, with elements like number sequences or holograms offering the buyer assurance that the item is not a counterfeit copy. Labels can also serve to fill regulatory requirements in terms of defining textile content, size, care requirements, and origin…Labels or marks of ownership come in different forms, and occasionally, one might find the name of the owner embroidered or handwritten in a garment.” P55 The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim



The House of Embroidered Paper is interested in working with historic venues, museums and individuals to produce garments and accessories that are reflective of particular eras, personal stories and/or designs from nature.

The House of Embroidered Paper also makes beautiful bespoke and custom made works of paper art formed from quilling.

All commissions are priced on application and lead times will vary. To find out more about commissioning please click on one of the categories below or use the contact Stephanie here.

Please note: all pieces produced by The House of Embroidered Paper are made of paper of various sorts and are designed to be displayed as works of fine art they are not designed to be worn, they are fragile and light sensitive.

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