Anne Fontenoy

Anne Fontenoy designs and makes hand sewn frocks and gowns which she designs and makes the patterns for from a home-based studio, especially from silks, lace and natural fibres which she orders from a large range of trade suppliers.  Wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride/groom, party and evening dresses as well as classic ladies dresses and skirt suits. She also can also alter wedding dresses and evening dresses to fit. She specialises in designing unique embroidery and beadwork as well as hand painting silk for scarves and dresses.  She also designs accessories including veils, silk bags, some with lace or beading, hair bows, and silk rosette circlet headdresses.

There is a small selection of her dress designs on her website for you to see and where you can also view some of her handpainted silk scarves, bags, bows and headdresses as well as her designs for handmade general greetings, Easter and Christmas cards, and her fine art originals and prints all of which can be ordered from her website, or send an e-mail to her for more details of these products.

Anne has some ready made dresses and accessories for sale, including samples at reduced prices, one-offs and a silk tunic made of off cuts and up-cycled silk.  These can be viewed on her website at

Appointments for handmade dresses and gowns are at her base in Tunbridge Wells, where you can view a collection of dresses and gowns she has designed which are the basis for the dresses she creates for her clients.  You can also look through her pictures, cards and embroidery designs, photos of dresses Anne has made for clients and books of sketches for complete dresses or just necklines, sleeves, skirts and bodices for inspiration for bespoke designs which Anne sketches out for you, either at a fitting or which she can send to you by e-mail to think over before finalising a design.  Although she has customers local to Tunbridge Wells, she also attracts clientele from all over the country to visit her in this culturally rich, leisure town which borders the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty, which has very good road and public transport.

Special offer 10% off all ready made hand painted silk scarves, stoles, accessories and off-the-peg dresses when you mention Essex Mums with your order.  Valid until end of April 2017.

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