Silver Lining Sewing Rooms

Bridal Gown Shops in Blackburn (Lancashire)

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49 Preston New Road

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alterations, Custom Dressmaking, evening wear


Welcome to Silver Lining Sewing Rooms, Blackburn, Lancashire, the home of the textiles industry in the UK!

Professional, high quality bespoke design, alterations and repair services. Specialist in making you look and feel absolutely marvellous on that special day!

Are you looking for an extra special outfit for a super special
occasion such as a wedding, prom or maybe even a belly dancing

Do you need professional alterations to get that perfect fit so that
you look and feel great?

Does your cherished dress need a new lease of life? Is a revamp
of your most favourite dress in the whole-wide-world in order?


We've been working furiously all week. Not only on the essentials of running a business, but also on the nice parts of working in a creative industry. At the end of October we will be wending our way across the country to play with the Gothic community at Halloween.Once again we will be promoting the darker side of Silver Lining Sewing Rooms... Bride and Gloom, and showing off our dramatic and extravagant gothic wedding dresses. One of the new items on our stall this time will be our sashes, and boy have we had our tongues tied over this one! I can only guess that we were thinking about dinner when we named these stunning adornments, but since the first cut of the fabric of the very first incarnations of these creations we have all been tripping over the letters in this seemingly simple word… sash and spurting out all manner of adaptations with Sashages being the only version able to leave our lips with any frequency!I’m not quite sure that Sashages is the best description of these beautiful embellishments but it definitely makes us all smile and so it’s likely to stick. Try not to think meaty product prepared by a butcher and think more of sumptuous silk, taffeta or satin sash crafted by bewitching seamstresses in a plethora of dazzling colours.I just love the way these Sashages hang and can transform any outfit into the most amazing and elegant affair.There are several sizes to choose from; delicate and dainty to all out brazen bustle.Originally designed to decorate some bridesmaid dresses and adapted to be worn over corsets these additions to your wardrobe can be worn with anything. Wear them around your waist or hips, or just under your bust to create an empire line… and if you absolutely must around your head in a Rambo styli as Rachel insisted on modelling for us (and I actually have to admit that it didn’t look half bad :))Don’t tell Rachel, but I already have my eye on several fabrics to make a whole rainbow of Sashages for myself.Visit

Renovation complete doors open D

Hello everyone. Just a quick blog to let you know that there are photo's on my blogger site of my newly renovated shop (can't work out how to add pics on here). Just click through to my website and click 'my blog' on the links. Thank you! Rachel Behan

My shop is almost ready!

Hello all :)Just a quick blog to let you know that my new sewing rooms are almost ready to open! Carpet is being fitted on Monday and there's one room left to wallpaper and a parquet floor to varnish. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day! Whilst the decorating has been going on, I've been extremely busy making a variety of items ranging from a custom evening dress for a lady who had some lovely fabric, to a 7ft Grim Reaper costume for halloween! I have some great photo's of a 7 foot tall Grim Reaper in a Wedding shop! I'll upload them soon! Keep checking my website! Happy dressmaking!Rachel BehanSilver Lining Sewing Rooms, Blackburn, Lancashire

Specialist Services

Specialist dressmaker, seamstress, wedding gown alterations, repairs and reworks, specialist beading and custom embellishments, dance costumes, corsets, alternative outfits, mother of the bride outfit, bridesmaids dresses. Highly qualified (degree level, with honors) and time served in a top Bridal shop.

Trade Bodies / Associations

Qualified- BA(Hons) Degree in Fashion and Textiles, BTEC National Diploma in Textiles, time served running the sewing rooms of a busy wedding dress shop in Lancashire. Professional seamstress services in the North West of England.

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Rachel saved the wedding day




Rachel made a fantastic job of doing the alterations for by daughter's wedding dress but, in addition, no thanks are enough for what she did the day before the wedding. Following a panic phone call from my daughter, because the alterations made to one of the bridesmaids' dresses by another 'seamstress' had been completely bodged, Rachel offered to work after hours to repair the damage. The result was amazing and we really cannot recommend or praise Rachel highly enough.

Barbara Jones - 27/06/2011 | report this review

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A wonderful service




Thank you Rachel for the stunning dress you made me for my party! I looked and felt fantastic. The service you offer is first class- I will be coming back!

Ruby Lowe - 04/11/2008 | report this review

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We offer these services

  • Wheelchair access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Samples
  • Free Quotes
  • Free Design Service
  • Customer Toilets
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