In-person course
in Manchester

1-to-1 Dressmaking Course: Make a 1950's style prom dress to measure (10 hours spread in 5 sessions) All materials included



Make a 1950's style prom dress from scratch to measure. Learn how to take measurements to choose the right size pattern, alter it, cut the dress out making the best of the fabric, serge and sew it from beginning to end and fit it properly. This dress has a fully lined corseted top with boning, a concealed side zip and a semi-circular skirt, so it is the perfect ad-on to your basic class! But even if you are a total beginner, I encourage you to have a go, as you won't regret it. These are skills for life, whether you just want to alter clothes, to making them from scratch, and no matter whether you are just a sewing hobbyist or a professional fashion designer, I cater for both.

What's included in the price?

Everything included (patterns, fabrics and haberdashery, tools, sewing machines) and my lovely art studio, where I make my creations and where the magic happens!


10 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



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12-22 Thorniley Brow,, Thorniley Studios, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2AJ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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