The White Button Sewing Service Launched in Castleisland

The White Button Sewing Service 14/03/2017
Down to Business: Peter and Agata Michno in their new business base after they launched The White Button sewing service on Tuesday. ©Photograph: John Reidy

If you’re the kind of person who believes in the adages associated with the noble and ancient craft of sewing, then, here’s a bit of good news for you.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine or Cutting Your Cloth According to Your Measure all come from the same yarn.

The White Button – a new sewing service has just opened up at Lower Main Street.

It is housed in the historic Kingdom House complex which now contains a thriving public house and an equally thriving phone shop.

Agata and Pater Michno

The new service has been opened by Agata and Peter Michno. Agata graduated from a six-year college course and worked with a fashion manufacturer for another five years in her native Poland.

Peter will look after the reception of garments, dealing with the public and detailing instructions unique to each job – and the general business side of the venture.

The name of the new business came from them both as they wanted something simple and yet something that would be immediately associated with the trade.

The White Button Sewing Service 14/03/2017
Peter and Agata Michno outside their new venture, The White Button Sewing Service after its launch on Tuesday. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Thinking About Starting

“We have been thinking about starting for a long time and we hoped to get a place like this to get the business going,” said Peter.

“We thought about the risks in starting up and Agata left her job to do this. I will look after all the administration as it is better for Agata to be allowed get on with the work.

“Of course she will be here if anybody wants to talk or consult with her about a design or plan they might have in mind.

“We are aiming to provide a fast and efficient service at a reasonable price and we hope to include an alteration service to the fashion shops in Castleisland,” said Peter.

The White Button. Op[en daily from 9am to 6pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The White Button. Open daily from 9am to 6pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Agata was very busy doing alterations at home for friends and for people to whom her work was recommended.

Prompted by Workflow

The level of work flowed and even included the making of up to a dozen intricate Irish Dancing costumes – as well as waistcoats for the males.

It was the workflow which prompted the couple to go for it and open The White Button on Tuesday morning.

Curtains, cushions, hems, sleeves, legs, elbow and shoulder patches and zips are all a welcome inclusion at The White Button and they also offer clothes ironing service there.

Open Daily from 9am to 6pm

Agata and Peter are happily living in Castleisland now and have recently bought a house in Cahereen Heights.

They have been inundated with well wishers since the launch of their business. They’re preparing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their sons, David (15) and Patryk (10) and their friends and neighbours in the community they have been part of since moving here 13 years ago.

The White Button will open from 9am to 6pm daily and can be contacted on: 087 66 04 868

We wish them well in their venture: Powodzenia / Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh / Good Luck.

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