Naughty …. but ever so nice

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We have a lot of fun chatting to our customers at fairs but this weekend we must have been having more fun than usual because many customers commented on our even going so far as to tell us we were naughty–she clearly hasn’t met the SeamStressettes 🙂

We like to think that like the cream cake adverts of our youth we are a bit naughty but ever so nice

cakeSee what you think–visit our stall at the MIA Park Bazaar this Saturday 7 March or any of our upcoming events
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The SeamStresses are coming to town…

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Ooh, we had a lovely time at the West Bay Lagoon Festive Fair this weekend.  Until the unexpected duststorm hit just as we were packing up!  And then we hit another two fairs today; the Doha British School Winter Bazaar and Tots Corner Nursery – we’ve given ourselves the evening off this evening but will be cracking on with orders first thing tomorrow!

Our Festive bunting is selling quickly and our reversible sundresses and camel and oryx t-shirts will be winging their way all over the globe as Christmas gifts.


1.xmas_2014_smlIt was lovely to meet so many new people and we always love seeing return customers. We particularly enjoy having to break out our very rusty languages to speak to customers!

Last guaranteed order date for delivery before 17th December is Monday 1st December – so get those orders in quick by e-mailing us or message us on our Facebook page

Father Christmas is stuck on the D-ring

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DESS Festive Fair 2014A typically Doha-style to start to the wonderful DESS Festive Fair this weekend!    We had a lovely time; seasonal music, reindeer antlers, Thai corner and lovely customers both old and new. Thank you to everyone we spoke to today (especially the dads who uttered the words “buy them both” when offered up a choice).

So, to avoid getting stuck on the D-ring like Father Christmas or in mall car parks that have suddenly had half their car park spaces taken away, why don’t you shop local and carry out your Christmas shopping with The SeamStresses?  We have gifts for all ages and all the family; they have the added bonus of being light, unbreakable, postable and suitcase stuff-able.

You can catch us at several fairs in the next two weeks (the next is the West Bay Lagoon Festive Fayre in Park 10 on Friday 28th November from 10-1) or you can email or Facebook PM us with an order.  We have delivery and collection options to suit everybody.

What a welcome addition to the Doha Market Scene!

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VCU Makers MarketWe’ve just spent a lovely day at the VCU Makers Market, thanks to everyone we met today for helping to make it so enjoyable.

What makes an enjoyable market?  Loads of different things, and it must be said we generally really enjoy all the markets and fairs we attend but today our five favourite things were:

1) New and interested, customers!

2) New and interesting vendors plus a dusting of tried and tested favourites too.

3) It was indoors! No dust, no wind, easily accessible toilets.

4) Music! And a coffee delivery!

5) Nearly all our customers paid with the correct change – this means we have a pocket full of small notes rather than having to spend 500QAR notes all week to build up our float again in time for the DESS Festive Fair next Friday.

We enjoyed it so much that we’ll be back again tomorrow!

The school tour continues!

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seamstresses holiday pic


We had a little break last weekend and headed off with the neglected husbands and SeamStressettes for a spot of desert camping – it was great! And our sewing machines breathed a sigh of relief too.

DBS photo


Our last fair, a couple of weeks ago, was at Doha British School – it was lovely to see so many familiar faces, and a whole host of new ones too! Our beautiful bunting was a big hit and as usual our fabulous sun hats flew off the shelves!

Now, to make up for our time off last week we are just getting ready for the Doha College Spring Fair tomorrow, Saturday 22nd March at the West Bay Campus from 10.00-14.00.  We still have plenty of markets coming up, you can find our list of events here.  See you soon!

Summer is fast approaching!

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MIA Feb Stall

We spent a lovely day at the MIA Park Bazaar yesterday and we had a lovely time with customers, old and new!

The most noticeable about yesterday was that the temperature is rising – summer is on its way and the days of outdoor events are numbered.  The April MIA Park Bazaar on Saturday 5th April will be the last until October – so come on down and see us and loads of other vendors for a last blast in the sunshine in beautiful surroundings.

Star of the day was our stunning yet practical breastfeeding covers; they are proving to be a great hit. We’re even creating a matching pocket sling for a soon-to-be-born baby who will end up being the most stylish baby in town! We send our very best wishes to the expecting mums we spoke to today – parenthood is a ride like no other!

Day 1 of Mad March is over and it’s still only February!

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One rather full looking stall at the ASD Friendship Fair - and that isn't even all our stock

One rather full looking stall at the ASD Friendship Fair – and that isn’t even all our stock

Thanks to all the lovely folk we met today at the ASD Friendship Fair – it was lovely to see those of you we are getting to know well and lovely to meet new people too!

Towel dresses and sunhats were the big sellers and we’ve already had a couple of orders through our facebook page  from customers we met today.

Now we’re having a night off before heading to the MIA Bazaar  tomorrow (from 12-5) and hitting our poor overworked sewing machines again on Sunday!

We’re posting a really bad photo of our stall at the MIA Bazaar on Saturday

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It’s not a great picture because of the shade but we were VERY relieved to have our new gazebo (and not just because it provides us with beautiful display options) .  It was extremely hot on Saturday! 

Despite the heat, it was lovely to meet so many new people.  The good news is that the Met Office say that cooler weather is finally on its way – we’ll see you at the next (cooler!) MIA Bazaar on Saturday 2nd November from 11-7.