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All lessons must be paid upfront at the time of booking for agreed date and time via bank or Paypal.

Private dressmaking and pattern-cutting classes 

I am offering dressmaking and pattern cutting classes in small groups, In the fantastic facility of Woolston Community Center, in Southampton. (I no longer teach  at Eastleigh College). For upcoming courses see below.

Advantages of learning with me:

  • Extensive experience in the industry as well as teaching

  • Fantastic student feedback

  • The topic and tempo of the sessions are determined student needs

  • Short and longer courses across all levels

  • Skill and project base

  • I will provide you with a list of equipment needed 

  • Small groups learning and flexible attitude to topics 

  • Dedicated Whats App group for each course

  • Great locations (Woolston community Center, with parking and easy access)

  • Project and topic flexibility, relaxed atmosphere 

Upcoming dressmaking classes 2024

Dressmaking intermediate

6 week course - dressmaking intermediate.

21.1.-27.3. Wednesdays 6.16-8.45 pm

at Woolston Community centre


This course is suitable for those who have mastered core skills and made an item of clothing following a patter.

Our learning will focus on skills and understanding of processes necessary for making  tops, skirts and dresses.

We will cover Sleeves, collars as well as designing skirts without patterns, adapting existing patterns and mastering the detail.

You will need your own sewing machine and sewing kit as well as materials for your chosen project. List will be provided for those who book.

Contact m directly if interested 



Previous courses
These might be repeated - Contact me if interested

Till December 2022 I was teaching in Eastleigh College main campus on several of their courses that I have designed and run for numerous years. Prior to that, I taught in Fareham College. In both these locations I provided adult evening classes as well as Level 3 courses.  

Dressmaking Skills For Sustainability

4 week course - dressmaking for sustainability  in January 2024.


These lessons will focus on working with your existing garments and giving them new look or fit through Up-cycling and altering them in various ways. This will prolong their life, give life to unused garments and give new life to those that lost their spark. 


Suitable for all of those who can use their sewing machine confidently and have basic dressmaking skills already. 

You will bring selection of your garments, together, we will identify the problem or need for transformation and I will guide you trough it. you will learn a range of techniques and alterations approaches to fit issues.

For further details see the poster attached

Dressmaking 2 (progressing beginner)

5 week dressmaking course  in November/December 2023.


Suitable for all of those who have some basic dressmaking skills already, such as progressing beginners.

You will choose a dressmaking projects/pattern suitable for your level and confidence and work through it whilst learning new skills and techniques. The skill that you will learn will be concentrated around the projects students choose to work on.

For further details see the poster attached

Dressmaking Core skills 

4 week dressmaking course  in September 2023.


Suitable for complete begginers who wish to enter the realm of dressmaking and taste all the key essential skills.

For further details see the poster attached



What can you learn with me?

  • Dressmaking (Making skirts, trousers, dresses jackets.... from start to finish)

  • Flat pattern cutting (creating your basic pattern blocks, from drawing to design, dart transformation, creative pattern design...)

  • Applique

  • Customising clothing

  • Taking measurements

  • Alterations and up-cycling

  • Surface pattern design  for beginners (Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Fashion Design (sketchbook and portfolio development)

Sewing Machine
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