The person behind the name 'Baraque'

Barbara Aquilina started BARAQUE School of Sewing and Style in 1997 after a problem with her voice caused her to give up teaching.

As a teacher, Barbara taught Fashion and Design to senior high school students after having run a successful home sewing business for many years:

"Making your own clothes is one thing but choosing the correct style for your body shape and the colours that flatter you, is another".

To service this need Barbara trained as an Image Consultant with The Australian Image Company  www.taic.com.au  and then graduated as a certified Palmer Pletsch  www.palmerpletsch.com fit, shirt fit and pant fit educator. Add to this Vogue tailoring and you have a total package.

An important void in the sewing industry appeared when Simplicity stopped manufacturing the foldaway cardboard cutting table in 2002, so Barbara stepped in to fill this void and now manufactures and supplies this product to Australia , and the United Kingdom

Barbara describes her business as "The One Stop Colour Style and Fit Shop" Plus Foldaway Cutting Tables


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