Photo of Seamstress Wania

Get to know more about our seamstress below!

Hi, I'm Wania at Alpine Alterations

My qualifications

Since graduating from London College of Fashion in 2010 with a BA Hons in Fashion Design Technology, I have been working for 12 years as a seamstress.

For the last 6 years, I have worked as an upholsterer both independently and for the local homeware store “Les Sculpteurs du Lac”.

A seamstress selecting one of her colourful bobbins

It's been 10 years since I moved to the mountains permanently, I love all that they have to offer. The outdoors are a great inspiration for both work and play.

I am currently working my way towards a mostly handmade wardrobe along with various soft furnishing projects in my own home.


Most of my favourite projects are upholstery based. I love learning the history of an item from deconstructing it and discovering the interior, and how it has originally been constructed. Piecing it back together and giving it a new lease of life brings me great satisfaction.

A note from me

Having started my career in the fashion industry, working and living in London to living an active lifestyle in the mountains, I became significantly aware of how short term some items can be despite being purchased for their durability and can have a lot more to give before they are thrown into landfill.

This has naturally inspired me to turn to a more sustainable path. To be able to help rejuvenate people’s favourite items, or bridge the gap between their design ideas and a finish product. It fuels me with great drive and inspiration to help more! On that note, I would love to hear about your projects and design ideas and/or any items that are in need of some TLC.

Montagne verte logo

Montagne Verte are a local community building a carbon neutral, sustainable future for all.

My connection began with them in 2018 where I helped work on various events with repairs and craft related projects.

I am delighted to be able to offer a skill that can help towards supporting such an inspiring, progressive organisation that encourages the community to lengthen the life of their favourite items and reduce waste.

To get to know more about them, follow the link below and be inspired!

Montagne Verte