Dressmaking & Design (Evenings)

  • The Stitchery

10 Week Course // Every Thursday, 7-9pm // Cost: £175 + Fabrics // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger // Pattern Selection Guide (pdf)

About This Course

This course is the ideal next step for those who have already taken the Sewing for Beginners course, or for anyone who already has a basic set of sewing skills. 

The sessions are designed to teach you essential dressmaking techniques such as sleeves, darts, and specialty seems. A basic element of fashion design is established through pattern reading and alterations. Students apply these skills to making a garment using fabrics of their choice. Click here to have a look at the choice of garment patterns we offer to students taking this course.

"Your studio is so relaxing! I loved the whole course. It was my stress release from work every week" - Kathryn Lamont

To book your place on this course, please use our online booking form below. 

Booking Your Place

To book your place on this course, you can use our online booking system below and pay a £10 deposit. You can pay by Paypal or any major credit/debit card. (Note that the booking system uses PayPal to process payments, but a PayPal account is not required. Simply select to pay by credit/debit card without registering at the PayPal page). 

Choosing a Pattern to Make

When you come to make a booking, the online booking system will ask you to select which garment you would like to make on the course. Simply select your preferred pattern from the list; the booking system will notify us of your choice, and we can order your pattern in advance.  

If you haven't already had a look at the patterns available, you can do so by clicking here. You will need a PDF viewer (such as Adobe PDF Reader) installed to view this document.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about this course in terms of what to bring, booking a place, or anything else, please have a look at our FAQs page. If you don't find your answer there, then feel free to contact us. 

Paying Your Balance

If you booked your place by paying a £10 deposit, you can pay your balance anytime. Just visit our balance payment page to see our options for making payments. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Non-Refundable Desposit

All our courses and workshops require a £10 deposit to book your place. This deposit is non-refundable. If you pay the full course fee at the time of booking, then £10 of of that fee is retained as your non-refundable deposit. 

Cancellation & Course Fees Refund

If you decide to cancel your booking and you have already paid the full course fee, then you are guaranteed a full refund (minus £10 deposit), so long as you cancel 7 or more full days before the start of your course/workshop.

If you cancel within 7 days of the start date of the course/workshop, a refund will only be issued if a replacement student can be found to take your place. 

If you decide to cancel your place once the course has started, a refund is not guaranteed. In this situation we shall review the circumstances of the cancellation before deciding on appropriate solution.