Nina Murden - The Lewes Seamstress

Lewes Seamstress

COVID 19 – UPDATE… FACE COVERINGS MADE TO ORDER, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS MASKS!  Fully fitted organic lined, sized, with mouldable nosepiece. 14 fabric choices. Please contact me for more details. or  Go to my Blog on this page for details.  I am still taking on work during  the lockdown and can arrange socially distanced drop off and pick up of repairs and alterations. I can still advise on curtains and blinds, and how to go about measuring up for them. Once lockdown is eased I will be able to adhere to social distancing rules , here in my cabin. Thank you for your support.   I have sewn since I was a young girl, having being taught and inspired by my mother and both grandmothers. My paternal grandmother who we knew as Drooda having made virtually every stitch of clothing she wore, and made all the soft furnishings in her house. I started on a hand operated Singer Sewing machine gifted by Drooda – very much like the one in my logo.
In my twenties I studied Theatre Wardrobe at Wimbledon School of Art and then worked in theatre and dance as a costumier. I also studied additional pattern cutting at the Katinka School of Dressmaking. My current seamstress business in Lewes dates back to 2005.
I have also completed a four year teaching degree achieving a First Class Honours in Education (English) in 2009.

“I bought one of those classic vintage suits where the jacket fits perfectly but the trousers are four sizes too large. Nina managed to make the trousers look as if they actually belonged to the jacket and had both been cut for me.”

Gustav Temple, Editor of The Chap magazine