A family run business in the centre of Cranbrook, Kent

Looking for an experienced seamstress and costume designer.  Then we've got you covered.  From costume design to alterations services, fancy dress hire and accessories, handmade gifts, t-shirt design & printing and clothes upcycling, we have something for everyone.  Whether your a proessional cosplayer or just looking to add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe, we've got the expertise and creativity to make your vision a reality.

Changes afoot at Fancy Pants

We're taking a bit of time out to think about what direction we are going to continue in with Fancy Pants.  Since the pandemic, the seamstress, costume design and running stalls at events side of the business has taken over and become our main line.  But the fancy dress hire has sadly not really picked up since the pandemic.  So we are having a think as to what we want to focus on and grow.  In the meantime, everything is as it is, but most of our postings and information is on our Facebook & Instagram pages.  So please check us out on there if you have access to them.  If not, please click on our contact page and give us a shout.


Our story

We're Anna, Andy & Trystan.  We're a brilliant team of all sorts of creative abilities.  I'm Anna and the main owner and face of the business.  I'm an experienced seamstress & costume designer.  I'm also a craft addict, so I'm constantly adding new things to my repetoir.  I just can't resist making things!
Andy, my husband - he's my rock.  He works full time for the NHS, but every spare moment he has is either doing the housework while I'm having to work on projects or he's helping me with t shirt printing and running stalls.  And also listening and supporting my bonkers ideas!
Trystan - our son - he's the cool one in the background.  He works full time as an IT tech, so he's great to have in the background when we need help with that sort of thing.  But the main thing he contributes to Fancy Pants is his awesome digital artwork & design.  He has an amazing knack for listening to my bonkers design ideas and interpreting them perfectly.  And he's a dab hand at logo design.
All 3 of us love cosplaying and frequently go to conventions dressed in all sorts of costumes, all made by ourselves.

Costume Hire

Fancy Pants originally started out as a costume hire business.  However, due to changes in the way people approach things like this since the pandemic, this side of the business has become extremely quiet.  To the point where we are re-thinking this side of things.  Sadly costume hire shops cannot compete with the cheap costumes bought from online shopping giants or in supermarkets.  And while this way of dressing up may be easy, it's not good for the environement.  But unfortunately, it's a habit that's here to stay as fancy dress hire shops become a thing of the past.
We will be working out how we want to take this part of the business over the next few months and will notify where we can as to how it will move on into 2024.

Seamstress Services

One thing that has happened since the pandemic, is that the seamstress side of my business has taken over big time!  I'm sewing & making things pretty much 24/7.  General alterations & repairs, wedding alterations, curtain alterations, dressmaking, costume design and making and much much more. Once we have sorted out our business change in the new  year, we will have full details regarding this available on here.  For those of you who have used me before, please continue to contact me as usual.  For anyone who hasn't used me, please contact me with your query.


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