It was a love of people—their history, language and culture that originally drew me to the study of fashion history during my time at Mount Allison University. As I continued my studies in fashion and costume design abroad in Sydney (Aus), I fell in love with the care and craftsmanship that went into the garments of days gone by.

Working as an intern in the fast-paced environment of backstage runway shows and fashion shoots, I felt there was much that was lost in our modern age of fast fashion. Garments were often made cheaply and quickly- created with the intention of ending up in a trash pile by the following season. I was sad to see an infinite variety of beautiful body types squeezed into S-M-L labels, and longed for a more careful and compassionate alternative. Delska Dressmaking was born with the intention of bringing the world of slow fashion back to life, with designs inspired by the couture practices of the past.
My atelier is an inclusive dressmaking space for all. I listen to how you  want to show up in the world,  and tailor-make a slow fashion garment that celebrates your unique vision, style &  beauty. Prefer a diy route? I'm pleased to use my 10+ years of experience in the fashion industry as a stylist and garment maker to provide you with classes that will arm you with the skills to help you turn your own sewing dreams into a reality. 

My hope is that each quality garment we create together  will remain a wardrobe favourite for years to come!
Your dressmaker,
-Caitlin (she/her)
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