Dressmaking 5 day Course

5.00 out of 5
1 customer review


I am proud to host Amanda Walker – fabulously talented dressmaker of 30 years exp in the fashion industry. She is offering a five course over two months with the option to come back in September should you wish to develop your skills further.  She also offers a two day pattern cutting course.


The choice of project is yours, perhaps you would like to make a garment from a commercial pattern or you may have a favourite shirt, skirt or dress that you’d like to make a pattern from. Amanda will guide you through the process of making or choosing a pattern, construction, teaching you new processes along the way enabling you to recreate that much loved garment or attempting something completely new.

Additional information

Experience Level

Ideal for those confident with their sewing machine but the course is designed for both the experienced dressmaker as well as those beginning in dressmaking.

Prior To Booking

If you are interested in the course and are considering booking please contact me in the first instance to be put in touch with Amanda with who you can discuss what you want to achieve. Please note you will be required to purchase your fabric prior to the first course date.


10th September 2019, 17th September 2019, 23rd September 2019, 8th October 2019,15th October 2019, 14th January 2020, 28th January 2020, 11th February 2020, 25th February 2020, 10th March 2020




Scissors,Pins, Tape measure, Sewing machine,Thread, Pencil.

If you’re using a commercial pattern you will need to bring:

Your pattern

Chosen fabric and any other bits of haberdashery needed for your garment.

If you intend making your pattern from a piece of your clothing:

The garment you wish to copy,

A roll of poster paper (the Range sell this) or if you prefer you can use spot and cross pattern cutting paper,



French curves if you them or a pattern master (don’t worry too much about this piece of equipment I will bring mine with me and you can decide whether you wish to purchase one at a later date).

Cream fabric to make a toile (a mock-up of your garment, this is to try out your pattern for fit) I use cheap sheeting or an old sheet would be great.

1 review for Dressmaking 5 day Course

  1. 5 out of 5


    Brilliant course with a brilliant and very patient tutor. Amanda is full of knowledge and allows you to go at your own pace, with a little bit of persuasion to go ‘that one step further’, while explaining why you should. I can recommend this course to anyone, whether they be an ‘old hand’ at dressmaking or completely new to it all. Superb!

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