Lisa Comfort, the founder of Sew Over It, learned to sew as a child, but it was during a year in Italy as part of her language degree that she found a dressmaking and tailoring school and learned tailoring techniques and pattern cutting. After graduating, she studied surface textiles with fashion (pattern cutting and design) for a year before being offered a job by fashion designer, Bruce Oldfield. Lisa worked as his production assistant and learned from his team of seamstresses, who were experts in tailoring and working with silk, chiffon and crepe. Lisa then joined luxury wedding dress designer, Philippa Lepley, as her fittings manager, where she honed her fitting and dress design skills.
Lisa spent time teaching sewing part-time in the evenings and weekends before setting up Sew Over It in 2011 which included the Stitch School, offering sewing classes firstly as workshops in her two London shops and nowadays online. Visualising how a dress will look – from choosing the fabrics to deciding on style lines in the toile fittings- is what Lisa is best at. Lisa loves designing clothes she would love to wear. She knows how to make women look amazing and feel stylish.