Happy customer Testimonials

The people I work with are more than customers: we work together to design and craft beautiful, unique clothing.

I am the proud and lucky owner and wearer of my very own Andrea Franklin Bespoke jacket. It truly is a wonder! Andrea designed the jacket with me in mind and we tweaked it together. And the result - I have a jacket with the perfect sleeve length for a long armed monkey like me!! I chose the fabric from her glorious selection and I love the fact that all her jackets have the same colour lining ( and it's not boring black, blue or grey!) With a jacket from Andrea you get exactly what you pay for and that is, the personal touch, unbelievable perfectionist quality tailoring and your own bespoke unique amazing jacket. What's not to love?
Lissa Martin
It is a work of art. Exceptional. Keep up the works of art, you are a very skilled person.
Elliott | Elliott's Shed
Scrupulously warm Scottish Tweed, Luxuriously soft and silky red satin lining . Bespoke style and Exquisitely made , resulting in a perfect fit. Yes, it's a coat, not just any coat, but this coat is made by Andrea Franklin. I have known Andrea for years and I would highly recommend to anyone to have something in your wardrobe made by her. Andrea’s fashion sense and style is beautiful, quirky, and made with passion and love.
Cheryl Carslake
I have been a client of Andrea for several years. She has designed and made many garments for me, from mother-of-the groom/bride dresses to winter and summer skirts. Just recently she has made me the most beautiful jacket which has been very much admired. Her skills are second to none and her attention to detail is very important to her, only the best will do and she will persevere until everything is perfect. This makes for a very satisfied customer!
Valerie Fleet
I love my Andrea Franklin Coat. Bought for my 50th birthday by my mother it is the most special item in my wardrobe. It feels amazing, just pulling up the zip reminds me I’m so lucky to wear this coat and it makes me feel fantastic.
Emma Deigan
Questions
Do you sell online?

At the moment I sell on a personal basis because I offer a bespoke service which means I need to be able to assess my clients needs, take their measurements and make and fit the toile and garment personally. In the future I hope to be able to offer a small online range where the need for such specific fit is reduced but as I make everything at the moment this isn’t viable for me.

Why do you make-to-measure?

Made-to-measure is essential for a custom fit  as no two people are the same. Arm lengths are different, bust sizes are different, body lengths are different, leg lengths are different and so on. This has been born out again and again as I have made clothes for real ladies not the generic sizing.

Can I commission a unique style?

Yes. The process will take longer as there are the extra stages of design consultation and design time needed which is why the price is different. This option is much more fluid than choosing from the range or tweaking an already existing design but it is an exciting way of creating a special piece that would be unique.

Will you make a copy of an existing item?

No. I am a designer with a specific look and copying in the design world is an ethical issue. However if there is information to be gained from a favourite piece which goes on to inform a unique design, for example a collar shape, proportions, sleeve particulars like a raglan as opposed to a set in sleeve etc, this can be helpful to hone the design.