The Dressmaker's Portfolio Level 3 - Starts April 2019 Zoom

The Dressmaker's Portfolio Level 3 - Starts April 2019

The Dressmaker’s Portfolio Level 3 is a three month introduction to pattern cutting & design where students will learn the skills needed to design and create a handmade wardrobe. 

This course is a chance to build a portfolio of samples and garments which can be used to start designing & creating your handmade wardrobe, take forward into higher education or a fashion related career.

Based on the Moulage technique which you will be able to use to design your own clothes and alter commercial patterns, you do not have to complete previous levels to take this course but you will need a good understanding of dressmaking and construction

One project will be set to be completed during the 3 months – either 1 garment designed from scratch or 2 co-ordinating garments created using pattern cutting skills to alter/add to the design of a commercial pattern


-       7 days of pattern cutting/design tuition

-      10 Workshops days of your choice during the 3 months

               (not including Designer Focus patterns & fabrics)

-      1 trip to a fashion related exhibition (not including transport)

-      Basic Kit of Pattern Cutting Tools & Stationary

-      10% off extra workshops booked during the three months

-      10% off selected fabrics at Bloomsbury Square Fabrics during the three months

-      A key for the Sewing Room – DM Portfolio students are able to use the Sewing Room when there are no workshops taking place

-      Storage Cupboard & Drawer in the Sewing Room

-      Show Tickets – Tickets to Knitting & Stitching Shows

-      Final Exhibition/fashion show


Pattern cutting/design workshops will be on a Wednesday, 10–16.30, twice a month.

During the day we will discuss student’s projects, you will learn pattern cutting and design techniques and make samples

We will also look at using social media, share ideas of who to follow and I will be introducing you to anything new and inspiring that I come across – whether it’s patterns, fabrics, designers or tools.

This is also a time for you to ask for help with your projects


Start Date :   April 2019

Exhibition Visit : tbc

Show : tbc

Exhibition/Fashion Show – July 2019



To Be Confirmed


From Me: My aim is to inspire and help you to create a handmade wardrobe of clothes to be proud of.

From You: Commit to attend tutorials and workshops, complete your projects by the deadline and not be afraid - it’s an adventure


 COST:     £1450

                        Non Refundable Deposit £500 when booking

                        Balance Due 1st March 2019