From a Simple Idea to the Perfect Dance Dress

August 3, 2017 | Doire Dress Designs

From a Simple Idea to the Perfect Dance Dress

Ever wondered how we work? here’s a 3 step guide to what we do and how we do it!

How Do We Do It?

Obviously a lot of time and effort goes into creating our Dresses, and it’s not just as easy as 1 – 2- 3!

We have a full time factory employing over 20 local people.

Who Are We?

Doire Dress Designs was founded in 2006 by Shauna Shiels. Shauna having been involved in Irish Dancing for many years with her daughters Tomasina and Codie had been creating dress designs for her girls as a hobby.

How Did It All Began?

Shauna like many other Derry mothers was extremely skilled in apparel creations having worked in Derry’s vas clothing industry since the age of 16. Her passion for Irish Dancing and dress making however started at an early age spending time with her mother Eilish Young who is an experienced dress maker. Shauna believes her skills, drive and passion for dress making and particularly Irish Dance Costumes have been inherited from her mother.

In April 2006 due to continuous demand for parents and teachers of other dancers Shauna took the brave step and entered the world of making dresses professionally at home. Since 2006 the business has flourished and is now considered by many as one of the leading Irish Dance Dress Manufacturers.

Dance Dresses Made For You

The business now operates out of its own premises on the Buncrana Road, manufacturing high quality Irish dance costumes and leading the way in innovative modern designs and dress making technology. The business has acquired a committed and highly skilled workforce dedicated to producing the world’s best quality Irish Dancing Dresses.

Not only do we provide a personalised 1st class service in the design and manufacture of Irish Dancing Dresses but we also offer our customers a full makeover service, free at the final fitting of your dress if booked in advance, where you can try the latest Irish dancing accessories which are stocked by Doire Dress Designs.

Our aim is to offer a world class quality service whilst ensuring that we maintain an appreciation of the expense of having an Irish Dancer in the family. We believe our prices are a fair reflection of the quality of service and product produced.


Design Process 1

Design Process 2


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