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Royal dressmaker starts business

Alison Pordum
Mrs Pordum provided all the outfits at her own wedding in September

A former dressmaker to the Queen has set up her own clothing business in a Dorset town.

Alison Pordum recently left the Royal household after making outfits for the Queen for the past 10 years.

The 32-year-old, of Talbot Woods in Bournemouth, is offering a bespoke couture service which she described as "fit for a queen".

Mrs Pordum said: "I have a passion for combining traditional couture dressmaking skills with modern trends."

She said breaking away and launching her own business had given her "freedom to develop my own distinctive range of garments".

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