Beautiful handmade women’s clothes
Specially designed to suit curvy women
We focus on sizes:
UK/AU 12, 14, 16
US 8, 10, 12
EU 40, 42, 44
The sewing Studio
Designs in progress
Chilling in her studio
Of the highest quality
About :: Sugar Threads Boutique
I am a fashion designer, and graphic artist, and my husband is an expert at all things IT. Our fashion design studio is located in Bangkok Thailand (although we are Australian Expats!)
I have an average sized body that is very curvy/voluptuous, and has become more so as I have become older. Full hips, thighs, bum, & boobs, with a proportionally smaller waist!
Sounds like a blessing? Yes, it is, but I have always had difficulty not looking bigger (i.e. fatter) than I actually am, in most clothes I try on in shops.
When it comes to clothes for women with voluptuous curves I have found over and over, that there are some designs/shapes and fabrics that flatter every time and look fantastic, but too many that don’t!
The pieces that look fantastic on curvy women always have a cut that smoothly tapers in at the waist yet is a little loose over the lower tummy, with a neckline that brings attention to the beautiful décolletage and shoulders that all women have.
So after graduating high school, I studied fashion design in Sydney Australia, and it has remained my obsession and passion to create these winning shapes for curvy girls & women… in colours and prints that are fun, eye catching, modern classy and sassy!
My mother, who is Thai, had a chain of retail fashion boutiques in Sydney Australia while I was growing up. Mum and I also designed our own range of clothes, and they sold so well.
But my mum retired, so I went on to work for Walt Disney Animation Australia, as a cartoon artist, and then as a graphic designer at various Sydney advertising agencies.
Sewing clothes – for my friends, and myself, became a weekend hobby.
Fashion design industry supplies in Sydney (haberdashery & industrial sewing machines etc.) became hard to obtain and very expensive.
So although we don’t speak a word of Thai, my husband and I moved to Bangkok in 2015, specifically to start my dream of an online fashion boutique.
Here in Thailand there is an endless supply of beautiful quality fabrics, and industrial sewing equipment, and haberdashery at more affordable prices.
I design my garments to be “that reliable piece” in a woman’s wardrobe that just works!! Instantly giving the wearer that fantastic female silhouette, and making the most of her beautiful curves!
Each new design is created on a specific sized mannequin!
I have tailor’s dummies and mannequins in sizes AU/UK 12/14/16, especially for this purpose. I don’t grade up from a small size 10, to create a size 16 garment.
I actually drape & design on a size 16 mannequin until the design looks just perfect on that size!
I hand-make the garments using both domestic and industrial sewing machines and I source cotton-elastane fabrics with just enough horizontal stretch to be comfortable yet maintain that flattering cut.
From draping on a tailors dummy for that first sample, to pattern-making, cutting, and sewing.
I find the entire process of designing clothes an amazingly soothing and joyful experience and I hope you love my designs as much as I love creating them!
Thanks for checking out our boutique.
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