Writing for pleasure to showcase the best Australia has on offer.
Published November 11th 2014
Dressed in style, Created with passion
Ever had that item of clothing that you can't bear to throw out even though you have mended it several times and it is now thread bear? You know you cannot purchase another one just like it as you've had it for years. So what can you do? I know just the place.
Michelle's Running Repairs for all your dressmaking requirements
Nestled in a row of shops opposite the Westpac Bank in Old Cleveland Road Capalaba you will find Michelle's Running Repairs. The business has been open for two years although Michelle has 30 years' experience in the field with 16 of those years working for Swallow Fashions in Brisbane City. Michelle's love of fabric and designs is easily seen in the creation of the garments she makes and repairs. With a passion for leatherwork, Michelle also makes leather shoes for children and adults.
Adults & Children's Leather shoes made just for you
No job is too big or too small and along with the alterations and repairs, Michelle also has a children's line called "Kiki Kids" which can be purchased in the shop, on-line or through a 'party plan' system. The range of Children's clothing is on display in the shop; however if you want a specific design, Michelle can make that for you. To save cost you can purchase your own material and pattern or Michelle can draft a pattern and you can choose from her range of material. Children's denim outfits start around $40.00 and Michelle also has unbleached denim which can be dyed to your choice of colour. Cost of a pattern to be drawn up is $10.00/ piece; however once it is drawn up many articles can be made by the same pattern. A quote for an article of clothing includes all fittings and alterations.
There is no limit to what Michelle can create. A rack of beautiful Wedding and After 5 gowns was displayed at the front door, and curtains were ready to be sewn on a nearby sewing machine. Her expertise includes Dressmaking, Patternmaking, Alterations, Leatherwork, Curtain making, Cushion Covers and recovering of outdoor settings. Michelle's motto is to give customers old-fashioned service and I'm sure that if you are not sure on what to do with an article, Michelle will have plenty of ideas to discuss. Michelle also provides a pick up and delivery service within The Redlands. You can contact Michelle on 3823 3261 or drop into her business at Shop 2, 51 Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba.
No job is too big or too small at Michelle's Running Repairs