Fancy Togs for Art Embroidery, Sewing and Irish Dance Costumes in Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, East Midlands, UK

Art Embroidery


Irish Dance


High quality Sewing and Embroidery
from Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire

We now have an online shop at Etsy open for UK and international customers:

We also do direct mail order for UK customers, call us on 01509-504070 or email us at: if you want more details of anything or if you want to buy (we can take orders and payments by phone).

Examples of our products and our commissioned work are available to view in our Deviant Art gallery here:

And now you can find us on Facebook too:

What We Do


Made to Measure Childrens Waistcoats

Made to Measure Clothes

Made to Measure Clothing for Ladies, Gents & Children.

We make clothing that fits YOU.

From simple comfortable daily wear to fully tailored for special occasions, all budgets catered for.

Made to Measure Blue Party Dress

Clare is an experienced Dressmaker with a City & Guilds qualification in Tailoring.

We can Make to Measure: Shirts, Blouses, Skirts, Dresses, Waistcoats, Coats, Loose Fit Jackets, Fully Tailored Jackets, Prom Dresses and Evening Gowns, Communion, Confirmation, Mother of the Bride Outfits and Bridesmaids Dresses.

Repairs & Alterations

From simply constructed clothing to complex tailored garments.

Buttons, Badges and Trouser Turn-Ups to Full Remakes

Resizing and Tailoring Adjustments

Business Workwear Repairs & Alterations

Measurements & Fittings Service for Mail Order Wedding Dresses.

Our professional measurement service allows Brides and Bridesmaids to buy dresses online with confidence.

Wedding Dress Alterations.

Pre-wedding fittings and adjustments undertaken for all members of the bridal party.

Personalised Clothing Solutions

Convenient Friendly Service

Available Evenings and Weekends

(visitors by appointment please)

Art Embroidery

Shadow Dragon

Art Embroidery on Shirts

Unique Art Embroidery individually crafted by ourselves onto ethically sourced quality T-shirts, Sweatshirts and Hoodies.

Our original designs are an eclectic mix of quirky, whimsical fun and sophistication for freethinking individualists.

Design influences include Celtic, Norse, Fantasy & Tattoo Art, with a dash of Dragons.

All served with a hint of edgy styling and vibrant embroidered colours that go on looking fabulous day after day.

Step out of the mainstream, stand out from the crowd.

Bobby Dazzlers - Fabric Jewellery

Unique Fabric Jewellery. We embroider pure silk with our own designs and finish by hand.

Lots of Celtic influences and some abstract.

Fabric Jewellery

Available as Necklace, Bracelet, Key Fob, Bag Charm, Finger Bob or Bookmark.

Accessories - Fairly Traded Scarves


Unusual designs, beautiful colours, skilfully handmade by community co-operatives of Weavers and Dyers in India.

Indian Weaver

Accessories - Temporary Fashion Tattoos

An opulent collection of temporary body art.

Ideal for adult partying and clubbing.

Fun for the faint-hearted, they last a couple of days and are easily removed.

Suitable for all ages over 3yrs.

Shock your Mother - Surprise your Lover

Temporary Fashion Tattoo

Custom Embroidery

Clubs, Businesses & Personal: We specialise in high quality, large embroidery sizes and small quantities.

Dressmakers: Fabric panels embroidered by us for you to incorporate into your own projects.

Irish Dance


We design and make Solo Dresses, Waistcoats, Class Costumes, Show Costumes and Practice Wear.

Light weight costumes designed for maximum performance, using breathable and comfortable fabrics that can be cleaned.

Repairs & Alterations

We can modify, adjust or repair your existing Irish Dance costume, including remakes and size increases.


How To Buy

UK and International customers can order from our Etsy shop.

We can also do UK direct mail order, just pick up the phone and call us on 01509-504070 (9am-9pm, 7 days, but after noon on Sundays please), or email us at

More extensive product information can be emailed on request.

We can take UK card payments by phone.

If you are interested in our Art Embroidery Shirts please measure your Chest size in inches so we can send the correct size.

We're not a shop but if you want to call in for a look please give us a call to arrange it, we'd be happy to let you browse and try on.

10% Student Discount available (sight of current NUS Student ID Card required, NUS Extra Card not required, emailed scans or photo accepted).


Payments with order please, orders will not be accepted without cleared payment.

We accept UK and International card payments at our Etsy shop using Etsy direct checkout.

We can accept UK card payments by phone or personal caller. We can accept Visa, Mastercard, UK issued Maestro, SOLO and JCB. Our card service cannot accept American Express, Maestro International or Diners Club.

We accept cash from personal callers.

Cheques can be posted to us but processing will take approx 1 week from receipt to confirm payment.

We are UK VAT registered: VAT No. GB944441227

Prices shown include UK VAT for UK and EU sales. For sales outside the UK and EU the prices shown include VAT at the 0% export rate.


Delivery is free within Shepshed, Belton, Oaks in Charnwood, Hathern and Loughborough University Campus for order values of over £40, but a time will need to be arranged as we'll call round.

UK Post and Packing:

- for all t-shirt orders is £4 for 1st t-shirt, £2 each for additional t-shirts.

- for all sweatshirt and hoodies is £6 for 1st item, £5 each for additional items.

- for all Scarf, Tattoo and Bobby Dazzler orders is £2 any quantity.

EU Post and Packing:

- for all t-shirt orders is £12 for 1st t-shirt, £4 each for additional t-shirts.

- for all sweatshirt and hoodies is £14 for 1st item, £6 each for additional items.

- for all Scarf, Tattoo and Bobby Dazzler orders is £10 any quantity.

Outside EU Post and Packing:

- for all t-shirt orders is £14 for 1st t-shirt, £6 each for additional t-shirts.

- for all sweatshirt and hoodies is £17 for 1st item, £9 each for additional items.

- for all Scarf, Tattoo and Bobby Dazzler orders is £12 any quantity.

For mixed orders highest base rate for post and packing applies, plus additional items.

Delivery of Irish Dance Dresses will be quoted individually as special arrangements are needed.

We're not a soulless offshore warehouse with 24/7 minions, but we will deal with your order as soon as possible. We should normally get stocked items in the post within 3 working days of order.

Items made to order and out of stock items can take upto 3 weeks to despatch. We will let you know if it is going to take more than a couple of days to post items.

We will notify you when we despatch.

Delivery will be by post or carrier dependant on destination, size and weight. Separate items ordered may be combined into a single parcel or split up.

All deliveries will need to be signed for.

Indicative postal delivery times may be extended by public holidays and during busy periods :

UK: 1-3 working days from despatch

EU: 2-7 working days from despatch

Rest of World: 4-10 working days from despatch

International customers are responsible for ensuring the goods are acceptable in their country and for payment of all local taxes, customs duty, processing and import fees.

Postal delivery times exclude customs processing which the customer may need to arrange.

Home Visits

We can make local Home Visits if you prefer the privacy and discretion of your own home, or if you have transport problems.

Home Visits are free within Shepshed, Belton, Oaks in Charnwood, Hathern and Loughborough University Campus for order values of over £40.

Travel for smaller orders and to other areas is chargeable at a rate of £1 incl VAT per mile each way from LE12 9NR (using Google Maps routefinder).

Contact Us

Telephone: 01509-504070

We're happy to take your call 9am-9pm, 7 days a week (but after noon on Sundays please)

Email us at:

Clare Hughes trading as Fancy Togs
202 Charnwood Road
LE12 9NR

We're not a "shop" so please phone before visiting!

Refund & Returns

We're a small family business that takes pride in our creations and want our customers to enjoy them as much as we do. We're always ready to talk reasonably to reasonable people, but to satisfy the law and to protect ourselves from unreasonable people we have to state a few terms and conditions (policies).

We use the best blank garments that are suitable and we expect our embroideries to last the life of the garment in normal reasonable use as a leisure garment and with proper care. We expect garments to fade gracefully with time, whilst the embroidery threads should remain strongly coloured. Some pilling of garments is expected with extended use, but our own testing has proved it to be minimal with the high quality garments that we use.

If you have any questions on care or any problems with the embroidery or garment then please contact us for advice as soon as possible, by phone or email.

All our consumer sales here and on are subject to English laws, including the Distance Selling Regulations (DSR) and the Sale of Goods Act (SOGA).

The laws and regulations are complex and confusing. We have tried to explain simply how we uphold your consumer rights, but if you have any questions please contact us.

Right to Cancel (DSR):

The customer may cancel or to return goods if unwanted (including incorrect size ordered) from order until upto 15 working days from date of delivery to customer, however this period can be extended at time of order if required as a gift. We must be informed in writing of a wish to cancel by email, post or via Etsy messaging service. Full refunds for cancellations, including charges for delivery of the item to customer, will be made within 30 days of cancellation. Refunds will be the British Pounds Sterling value.

Bundles, multibuy offers and quantity discounted items will be counted as a single item and cancelled in their entirety. Partial cancellation is available if the customer pays non-discounted pricing, including delivery, for uncancelled components as if they were separate items.

If goods are cancelled after despatch to customer please refuse delivery and the delivery service will return to sender.

Cancelled goods that have been delivered to the customer must be returned within 21 days of cancellation. The customer has a legal duty to retain possession and take reasonable care of the goods until returned. Please return goods in a resaleable condition ie. original packaging, clean, undamaged and all tickets still attached. Customers are free to open packaging and try on clothing. Items that have had swing tickets removed or have been washed will be considered as worn and damaged by the customer. The customer will be charged full price, including original delivery price, for goods that are not returned within 21 days or are returned damaged.

Returns of cancelled items are to be arranged by the customer and are at customer cost. Returns are at customer risk and customers are recommended to ensure adequate packing and insurance for loss or damage in transit. A service with proof of posting and proof of delivery should be used.

If a customer wishes us to arrange collection then they must make the goods available for collection and direct costs incurred for the return will be chargeable to the customer, we cannot guarantee that the cheapest service is used.

Goods supplied as specials to customer specification cannot be cancelled once the order has been accepted, and cannot be returned for refund if unwanted or incorrect size ordered.

The Right to Cancel does not apply to business purchasers.

Faulty Goods (SOGA):

Faulty Goods may be replaced, repaired, fully or partially refunded. The legal requirements are quite complex, but we're proud of our products and prefer a happy customer, so we will do what we can to rectify problems in a reasonable manner.

Please contact us by before making any faulty goods returns, we will agree a suitable course of action which may include return of goods at our cost or alternative action that does not require return of goods. We will not refund carriage costs for unauthorised returns.

Our items are supplied as suitable for light duty leisure use with the proper care.

We exclude responsibility for any damage caused by wear and tear, excessive stretching, cutting, abrasion, incorrect care, heat, prolonged exposure to sunlight, chemicals, staining, unauthorised repair, heavy wear, rough handling or other inappropriate actions.

Additional Information

We can do commissions on different colours and garment types from those listed, and can modify or make to measure for hard to fit sizes - just send us a message. There may be an additional charge for such specials.

Please enquire for trade and wholesale. Different terms and conditions, pricing and policies would apply for trade sales. We can offer customised products to trade as well as stock items, please ask.

Personal Information: retains some customer and order information. We keep our own records of customers, addresses and sales as required for UK tax and accounting purposes. We do not supply this information to other parties other than as necessary to our accountant and the tax man.

We operate from the UK mainland with all sales subject to English law, with disputes subject to resolution in English courts. The language used will be English. Basis of all values is British Pounds Sterling.

These policies do not affect the customer's legal rights.

Customer Order and Payment is an "offer" and Contract will be be formed on Order Acceptance by Fancy Togs.

Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE)