About us

Paula & Jo provide a unique ‘made to measure’ experience for all distinctive fashion, from weddings to christenings and all special functions.

We can professionally design and create any style that you want while catering for a variety of price points – from general dressmaking to couture techniques.

We provide a team of highly talented cutters and machinists to ensure all our work is of the highest quality both in fit and finish.

Paula & Jo also specialise in pregnancy (before, during and after) and schedule fittings around what is suitable.We are also able to post ‘toiles’ or mocks to clients over east or overseas to cater for those last minute fly ins.

Essentially Paula & Jo aim to provide our clients with a professional high quality designer finished garment in a calm and caring atmosphere.

How we work

As we are made to measure specialists we have a system that we have honed for over 25 years.

Stage 1: Design and quote appointment – here we sit down for around an hour and go through all your ideas and pictures. We love you to have an idea of what you are wanting and to know that the shape you want suits your body and personality. We provide quotes at this stage and if you are happy to go head we enter the next stage.

Stage 2: Order set up – here we take a deposit and lock in your fitting dates and times. These are done to suit you and are closer to the function date on most occasions. If we are looking at lace choices we do this stage with the lace viewing stage. Final quotes can be done once the lace is chosen.

Stage 3: Making – we need at least 4 -7 fittings depending on the complexity of the garment/gown. On average we do 5 fittings for most clients. We start with a ‘toille’ or calico for every design to obtain the best fit possible. Most fittings are a fortnight apart with the last two being a week apart to obtain the tightest fit for wedding gowns.
We like to finish all garments the week before the function – unless you are pregnant – then we finish the zip/buttons in that last week.

A frequently asked question is when do I have to book? Most of our clients book anything from 3-12 months ahead. If you have an urgent order don’t hesitate to call us.

Contact us

Telephone(08) 9227 7088

Opening Hours (by appointment only)

Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm