Cristina Maria Valente Jose Costumes

Cristina Maria Valente Jose is a highly talented professional trained dress maker and tailor.  Bubbly, fun she is really creative and has a great attention to detail. Always stylishly dressed in her own designs hand made herself everything starts with the idea and a paper pattern – she draws the patterns herself.

Although she specializes in variations of the traditional Portuguese riding costumes for men and women she can turn her hand to anything even wedding dresses.

All Cristina´s work is exquisitely made with wonderful stitch detailing. Everyone that has a Cristina Maria Valente Jose Design cannot fail to be delighted by the results.

The journey starts by talking with you, learning what you want then drawing up some designs. Then she take your measurements from which coupled with the approved design she makes a paper pattern, followed by a sample made up in calico for the first fitting.

If this is all good and any alterations are made she will make with your chosen fabric.

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Start to Finish Tailoring & Dress Making

Cristina is only prepared to work with high quality fabrics as she rightly says her work is very precise and takes a long time why do it with poor quality fabrics.

She can make a (very original) traditional wedding (riding) costume in ivory lace and satin for around €2500 euros. This is an art not easily found or seen these days,  having something especially made for you is something to value forever.

If you want something special made by Cristina, Contact us.

Images by Lena Saugen Photography