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"Vessi is so talented! I am astonished at her ability to produce beautiful clothes without the need for a pattern! She just has an amazing eye for fashion, design and colour and her dress making skills are second to none. She has made jackets for me, evening dresses and even my ‘mother of the bride’ outfit (which was absolutely gorgeous), and on that occasion the bride’s dress, the mother of the groom’s outfit . . . . we all co-ordinated beautifully! There’s nothing she can’t turn her hand to; she has made curtains and cushion covers for me and re-upholstered my suite! What more can I say? I’d be lost without her!

Thank you Vessi for saving me hours of trekking round shops, for helping with fabrics, style and colour, and for making preparations for my special occasions so enjoyable. You’re a star.”


Catherine Holmes


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"Vessi at Hameleon has been my go-to fashion expert for some time and I wouldn't go to anyone else! The biggest project I trusted her with was creating my dream wedding dress from my initial rough idea. She expertly designed and detailed exactly what I had hoped for and none of my ideas were ever too much trouble. She sourced beautiful materials that made the best of the design. I also appreciated her knowledgeable input when she suggested things she thought would enhance the dress to make it the most wonderful it could be. She works as a perfectionist and manages to complete things in a very timely manner. I had no doubt I could rely on her. The end result was just perfect, it's only a shame I don't get to wear it again!! She comes highly recommended. Thank you for being brilliant talented you!"


Linda Shaw


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"When Vessi undertakes a commission with you, as couturier/designer and dressmaker, she shares in your vision and helps you fulfil your dream tolook your very best. It may be a special occasion outfit, even a wedding dress; a simple piece in perfect colour and fabric that you simply cannot find on the high street; a copy of a much loved worn out piece or in my case vintage photo's brought to life up to a new coordinated hard working wardrobe for the new season. Her eye for style and knowledge of fabrics and shapes are amazing, if alittle scary on occasion. But you trust, and that trust is rewarded. There are dressmakers out there, but what makes Vessi really special is howshe works with you - and before long, Vessi is so much more than your dressmaker/designer - she is your trusted friend. I cannot recommend Vessi highly enough. It is now often quicker and cheaper to start a project with Vessi than try to find what I want in the right colour, style and fit, in catalogues or on the high street. Piece by Piece, Hameleon is my label of choice."


Carol Shea


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"I have always been extremely pleased with the clothes Vessi has made for me. She is a very talented designer and always makes sure that her clients are delighted with the finish she achieves. She is very friendly and helpful and ensures that the design is exactly what her client wants. I cannot recommend her highly enough."


Alice Zanre


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" Cannot thank this lady enough, I went to her with an idea of what I wanted my wedding dress to look like and she made it happen! Was amazing watching each stage from all measurements to fabric and lace arriving and being made into my perfect dress! The lace detail was all hand stitched on and every button down the back ,Vessi Preston you really are truly amazing "


Kayleigh Taft


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My family and I have known Vessi for several years now and we have always asked Vessi to alter and make clothes, not tomention various types of curtains etc. Over the years, Vessi has made beautiful outfits for my mother and sister in-law for their cruise holidays. they were asked byseveral people where their dresses were from, the interest always put a smile on my mother in-laws face!Vessi has a natural talent in design and colours, and is also very honest, she will advise on how certain fabrics and colours will look on you, nothing is a problem for Vessi;- from collecting material swatches to house visits, advising on colours, styles and design, even help choosingthe correct hat!My recent outfit is very special, a beautiful dress and jacket which was designed and made for my son`s wedding.I am only 5ft but have never felt so tall and proud as I did wearing my dress and jacket, the compliments just kept oncoming, the detail is second to none, I felt like a million dollars and Vessi did that for me...Not only did Vessi make my outfit for the wedding but also my Mother and Sister In-Laws, I can honestly say that, therewere 3 ladies who were turned out beautifully..... Thank-you Vessi from the bottom of my heart, I look forward to the next one, we have 1 year to plan!



Linda Gray

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