Welcome to Sew 1965

Sew1965 specialises in handmade pinafore dresses using vintage - style and Liberty print fabrics. Each dress is lined and custom-made, ready to be worn and enjoyed.

Since starting in 2014, I have found my business slowly taking off – I was nominated as Fledgling Business 2015 by Country Living magazine, sell in two gift shops and am collaborating with Taylor’d Bundles - a bespoke maternity gift service. Most recently, popular X Factor contestant Dianna Vickers found my dresses through Instagram and asked me to design one especially for her.

I enjoy nothing more than going into my craft room, choosing pretty fabrics and seeing the transformation of pattern to dress before my eyes.

Please do get in touch with any questions or order enquiries, or even to say hello – I do like a good email!

Victoria Fillingham


Featured News Articles

Stockings for the Christmas Tree

Sew1965 is attending a shopping evening tomorrow, the first of three fairs over the next 4 days. In readiness, some stocking treats for the Christmas tree have been made, containing a choccie treat - after all, Christmas wouldn't be...

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Customer Feedback

I received an email from a customer today, thanking me for the pinafore dress given to her as a gift in readiness for her baby girl, not yet born. It is so lovely and satisfying to receive positive feedback, thank you:)

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St Annes School, Chertsey...

Today, 1965 is heading off to St Annes School in Chertsey. They are holding a shopping morning straight after the school drop off - not a bad idea on this wet and miserable morning. If you are in the area, why not pop in for a coffee,...

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White Rabbits - My First Craft Fair!

Today I attended my first ever Craft Fair in Egham, Surrey. It was lovely to have the opportunity to showcase my pinafores and to receive such lovely feedback. Photo attached - although I wasn't looking at the camera at the time - doh!...

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