Diana Uprichard is the founder of Dolly Clothing. An experienced designer, seamstress and teacher, Diana believes that sewing is nourishment for the soul.


From the Dolly studio in central Lewes, Diana runs sewing courses for adults, provides a bespoke alteration service and designs her own sustainable clothing collection. When she’s not in the studio, Diana can be found teaching school children how to express their creativity through the art of sewing.


A dedicated campaigner for sustainable fashion, Diana leads the Dolly team in awareness-raising campaigns and events. Designed to inform and inspire, Dolly’s events explore why our clothes are costing the earth and what we can each do to be the change.


Diana’s vision for a sustainable fashion future is built on her belief that there’s a wealth of power in a tiny needle and thread.


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The Great Dolly

Fabric Swap

Depot and Dolly are joining forces yet again.
This time we’re hosting a fabric swap!


If you’re like me, you’ve got unused fabric stashed away under the bed, in the garage, the loft, back of the wardrobe. You’ve got off-cuts from sewing projects, long lengths of fabric and the odd metre of special fabric you fell in love with but didn’t make up. And if you’re really like me, you’ll have a similar stash of wool and trimmings.


Time to pull them out and have some fun!


Bring all that fabric, wool and trimmings, plus any dress patterns you’re not using, to …


The Great Dolly Fabric Swap
at Depot
on the 9th November at 10am-12 noon


… and swap them for new-to-you fabric, trimmings and patterns!


Here’s how it works:


  • Bring your fabric, trimmings, patterns, etc to The Studio room at Depot (or drop them off at the Dolly studio, above Wear2 at 3 North Court, beforehand if you prefer).

  • Pay £5 at the door or via Eventbrite 

  • Bring what you can, take what you like?

  • Give us a an hour to tidy up and turn the Studio room into a hive of creativity and sewing savvy, then come back at 1.30pm for The Great Dolly Skill Swap.


To make sure your new-to-you fabric doesn’t end up in the back of the wardrobe again, we’re laying on an afternoon of sewing inspiration and creative fun.


Graduates from the Dolly Sewing School will demonstrate a host of skills from darning to Sashiko stitching to understanding a dress pattern and everything in between.


The Dolly Skill Swap costs an additional £10 at the door or via Eventbrite and includes our DOLLY Digital Goodie Bag No. 2, choc full of inspirational info like where to buy sustainable fabric, my best sewing hints and tips, and more.


The Great Dolly Skill Swap is at 1.30-3.30pm back in the Studio room at Depot.


50% of the money raised will go to help fund Depot’s dementia-friendly film screenings. The rest will, hopefully, cover costs.

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3 North Court, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2AR  (upstairs at Wear2)


Our studio is in the bustling old quarter of Lewes, just off Cliffe High Street. Nestled amongst the antiques shops, cafes and quirky independent stores, our new location is right next to super convenient parking on Phoenix Causeway.

Drop in and see Diana as usual with your mending and alterations:


Opening hours:

Tuesdays  10.30am - 5pm

Wednesdays  10.30am - 3pm

Thursdays  10.30am - 5.30pm

Fridays 10.30am - 5pm

Saturdays 10.30-1.30pm

(we are closed on Mondays)