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|| Linda Ayre is a unique and talented designer. As a professional Tango
dancer I have found Linda's knowledge of the dance is very helpful
in designing just the right dress for any dance occasion. The
quality of the fabrics and the attention to detail make Linda's
dresses distinct and not just a costume but a work of art!
You can see Christy instructing Argentine Tango in a Linda Ayre
dress on her latest Dance Vision DVD.
Argentine Tango: Performer, Instructor,Choreographer
"For custom alterations I always call Linda. She is a problem-solver
and a perfectionist. I trust her flair for flattering my figure and
transforming constrictive garments into those that allow me to dance.
Her custom dresses have yielded some of my favorite dance publicity
First and foremost, Linda is an artist. As a businesswoman, author,
and playwright who travels extensively, my time is at a premium.
I came to Linda with a particular vision for costumes for dance segments
in a play I am writing. I had a very clear vision of what the costumes
and dances needed to express in the context of the play. Linda listened
carefully to my needs and was so respectful of my intent and vision
that I decided we could collaborate artistically…not an easy
She has since designed and produced those costumes and more. Our
work together is very organic. I can tell her what I have in mind
and she can show me what is possible to let the dream materialize.
Then we experiment.
Linda anticipates needs, generates designs and ideas independently,
and has my needs on her mind even in between our sessions together.
She always has in mind what will make me delighted in the outcome.
The dresses and costumes require an attention to detail that goes
from special occasion, to a milonga, to a large stage. She never
compromises on quality. Everything, from what the audience will see
to the minute tuck that only she and I will ever know about, is important
It’s a delight working in partnership with Linda to make my
dreams come true!
CEO Leadership Consultant
knows how to fit a dress. I am no longer a standard size, and she
really made sure the dress was not only comfortable, but fit so
that it looked great on stage and moved well.
Dance teacher & performer, Argentine
You are amazing at fitting the dresses to the figure and so exacting
with details. Very creative and innovative. A talented artist with
Massage therapist /spiritual director and tango dancer/performer
Linda Ayre is a master in the art of fine couture sewing. The quality
of her work and the experience she brings to her dressmaking is hard
to find anywhere in this era of shoddily constructed throw-away clothing.
She is worth every penny she charges her customers, and more.
Linda really knows how to design a garment from an idea and execute
it so that it fits perfectly. Perfect fit is what gives a designer
like Linda the right to use “couture” in the description
of her work. She always picks the appropriate fabric for each design,
and knows how to work with difficult fabrics like silk chiffon and
She worked in the British ready-to-wear industry, and was sent to
Paris to research details of construction and design, to incorporate
her finds into each season’s line. That attention to design
detail is evident in every piece she skillfully creates.
Linda brings passion and intensity to whatever she creates, and is
devoted to the art of making her customers look beautiful and be
I have always had a hard time finding ready-to-wear that really fit
me, and have several garments designed by Linda in my closet.
Silk artist, author, seamstress, and satisfied customer