My name is Patricia Walsh (second from the right). I have been sewing since my teens. When I was expecting my first child in 1981, I became interested in smocking and french handsewing. In 1987 I began constructing smock and wear garments for Denham Designs. In 1990 Kathryn Denham discovered she had terminal cancer. She was 38 years old. Denham Designs was split into two companies and thus Meredith’s Closet was born.
I use mostly 100% cotton; Pimas from England, Liberty of London prints, Swiss batiste, and Feather Wale Corduroy. I also use Imperial Broadcloth, and Batiste for those of you who prefer a poly-cotton blend.
I use french seams, mother of pearl buttons, tatting, fine french laces, and swiss eyelet trims.
I do Christening dresses, flower girl dresses, school and church dresses, infant burial gowns, and boys outfits as well. I can sew to accommodate your handicapped child as well.
I use Little Memories and Maggies Classics Patterns with permission.
In case you were wondering who “Meredith” is, she is my older daughter. The business basically started from me filling her closet with this type of clothing. Hence, “Meredith’s Closet.” Meredith graduated in 2004 from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. She currently works for a website company in Greensboro, NC.