Private dressmaking and pattern-cutting classes 

I am offering private dressmaking and pattern cutting classes in a selection of formats: 1:1, small or larger groups, in various locations and flexible times to suit your busy lifestyles. I also teach a variety of group classes at Eastleigh College. 

Advantages of learning with me:

  • Full flexibility on location, times and number of participants*

  • The topic and tempo of the sessions is solely determined by your level and needs

  • I will provide you with a list of equipment needed 

  • My 1:1 lessons are suitable for individual who prefer to work and learn in a more intimate atmosphere. This allows for 100% focus on you, no destruction or competition - more work is done in less time*

  • I can provide sessions for small groups (for certain topics only), ideal for friends, parent and older offspring (from 14 years upwards) or a couple. Fantastic bonding time and joined new interest that will enrich your life*

  • No need to commit to a block of lessons, just one at the time with flexible arrangements*

  • All sessions are planned after an initial chat. You tell me what you want to be able to do and I will teach you just that* 

Location and student numbers:

  • My studio in Sholing - suitable only for 1:1 sessions or 2 students booking together for selected classes (this excludes pattern-cutting because my space is limited)

  • Your home - if you live in the area (within 5 miles) and have sufficient space for the class. 1:1 sessions or small groups up to four. Only for a minimum 3 hour session.  

  • Hired community spaces (within 10 miles) - Groups up to 8, additional charges depending on the cost of the venue and booking conditions will apply. The individual price will be given upon consideration of all aspects.  

  • Eastleigh college - groups up to 10 (please contact the college for booking and costs directly)

10% discount will apply to multiple session bookings* 


  • £30 per hour - if you come to my studio for 1:1 session

  • £35 per hour - if you require for me come to your home or other cost-free and suitable location 

  • Eastleigh college - please contact the college for booking costs directly

10% discount will apply to multiple session bookings* 


All lessons must be paid upfront at the time of booking for agreed date and time via cash, bank transfer or Paypal. For Eastleigh college classes please contact the college for booking directly.

*Does not apply to Eastleigh college group classes, as some aspects are predetermined by the college


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