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 You made a pattern for one of the wee girls in our class and I love how easy it was to put together
Janelle. Rosebuds and Ribbons
“Your previous pattern for trousers has turned out to be most successful.  When  I wore the first pair I made according to your pattern , they felt a little odd.  Then I realised that for the first time I was actually wearing trousers that fitted properly!  Since then I have been reluctant to wear my old trousers as I now realise just how badly fitting they are.Many thanksJean Ross
I love working alongside Coco. I can have a vision of what I want and she will, advise me on fabric, design to complement how I look, not how I think I look.
So I not only Coco’s pattern making ability about also her excellent tailoring skills.
Reconstruction of my existing wardrobe has also been great and a fantastic was to re-invent a look without a huge budgetGwendoline Smith loyal customer for over seven years.
Coco Laporte – Translation and creation of bespoke clothing.Over the last five years I have been coming to Coco with images or item’s of 2nd hand clothing that I have wanted remade in new fabric. She has recreated the garments, keeping faithful to the ideas we had discussed, whilst at the same time using her eye to analyse and make recommendations to tweak the patterns here or there for a more contemporary look. She takes great pride in her work, and the clothes I have received have always fitted me beautifully and been perfectly tailored. I frequently get complimented on them. I have no problem in recommending her to any future clients.Kirsten Dryburgh
Coco Laporte is one of those Designers that can sense how an idea, a design or an outfit can come together for the person it is being created for. My personal experience of this is because Coco often has a relationship with her clientele- in other words, she knows what colours, styles, fabrics and textures lend itself to the range of possibilities for occasions, personalities and mood – PIZAZZ, I call it…..Coco’s FLAIR comes from her own rich European culture combined with a resonance with other cultures, making for unique and vibrant creations. Her knowledge of fabrics and long experience in pattern-making give her
unique “edge” in her approach which I personally enjoy and seek out. I am always confident that I can discuss openly with Coco an idea for an outfit or creation – and then she makes it happen!Peta Si’ulepa – Jazz Musician
I have been going to Coco Laporte for many years and always been very happy with what she has made for me. She is extremely hard-working and conscientious and has some great design ideas. Coco can apply herself to a variety of challenges from classical dresses to out-there garments.Anna, Ponsonby

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