Thanks to all our Sponsors for our 2017 event



Minerva Crafts is a family run business born out of a love for sewing! We have over 100,000 products in stock and specialise in dressmaking fabrics, sewing patterns and haberdashery.


Crafty Sew&So is a fabric shop and sewing studio in the heart of Leicester City Centre. We sell quality fabrics and haberdashery, and run workshops for all abilities.


Girl Charlee are an online specialist retailer for knit fabrics offering high quality, exclusive prints you wont find anywhere else.  take a look at the wide selection of beautiful fabrics at


Prym is Germany’s oldest family owned business, with a reputation for high-quality metal products, and today, we offer an even wider range of products: from press fasteners to high-tech microelectronic components.


Sew is the UK’s best-selling and most fashionable sewing magazine, providing inspiration for you, your home and the little ones.


Abakhan are sponsoring the cocktail of the night! Enjoy a Dressmaker Cocktail from the bar.


Brother Sewing Machines are innovative and easy to use.  The perfect machine for sewers of all abilities and interests, Brother make simple machines, dressmaking sewing machines, long arm quilting machines and a range of embroidery machines.

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Sew Crafty is a hobby, haberdashery, craft and sewing shop for the Instagram age. Fabric and kits to suit all budgets and tastes, we pride ourselves in supporting the community of sewists and crafters that make our industry the best in the world.

You are invited to…


Join us for an evening of decadence, creativity and fun at The Dressmakers Ball.


Our venue is the beautiful City Rooms, in the heart of Leicester.



Photos courtesy of The City Rooms COPYRIGHT Mark & Marianne Earthy

Save the Date…

The Ball will take place on Friday 12th May 2017

Tickets will be available from 8am on 29th October at