"In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal,
Deborah Parker – owner
Dressmaking is in my blood.
I was born in Scotland & raised for my first year by my paternal grandmother. Then leaving at the age of 1yr, my family immigrated to New Zealand. Sewing was in my blood, my Mother taught me how to sew "Old School style" from a early age, as it was in her linage, being passed down from her Granny. It was pretty exciting shopping for fabric on Friday nights with my Mum & sewing on the weekends with her watching old movies. She would tell stories of what life was like for her living in Scotland & now as an adult I can respect how hard both my parents had worked to make a better life for our family in New Zealand & passing on their work ethics to me.
My Grandmother born in Ireland in 1894, she was a young girl during the Potato famine era. She was the only one of her large family to survive. She was sent to Greenock, Scotland at the age of 12 yrs old & on that boat was my grandfather, William Graham, then 14 yrs old. They never meet until a few years later but shared the same hardship, which made them both very strong people with the kindest of hearts.
I was heavily influenced by my wonderful Grandmother, even though we never met again. She passed away when I was 7 yrs old but I have always felt her near.
Bridget Bonnar lived through the era's of fashion that I LOVE, embracing women's body shapes, classic lines, unique & timeless fashion. I am inspired everyday by her strength & courage & LOVE.
From our Alterations department where we Tailors all types of garments for Men & Women & having listened to what women would like to wear I set out to design styles that are designed for Apple shapes to Pear shapes & every shape in between.
Hand made in Limited Editions keeping your Style Unique for you.
Length - Sleeves - Curves & Pockets.
Desses - Blouses - Skirts
Made in sizes Petite to Curvy
I Love styling women & when I hear them say " I have not worn a dress for years they just don't suit me" I hand them a style for their Unique body shape & WOW guess who is walking out the door in a Bridget Bonnar Dress.
POP IN TO OUR BRIDGET BONNAR BOUTIQUE come through the PINK DOORS & FIND your UNIQUE STYLE.
After Hours appointments available