Welcome to the premier Sewing School in the country, offering workshops on Dressmaking, Tailoring and Corsetry.

Welcome to the School of Sewing. Established in 1992 the School of Sewing is the premier sewing school in the UK attracting students from all over the UK, Europe and the USA.

The School of Sewing based in Ashby de la Zouch offers workshops on all aspects of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry, concentrating on fit and technique. For 2017, Alison is introducing Master-classes on advanced techniques relating to special occasion wear and tailoring. These classes are slightly more expensive as they include all the fabric costs. City & Guilds qualifications Level 2 are also available.

Looking for patterns? Alison has also launched a range of sewing patterns, that incorporate many of the techniques I teach in class. My patterns will mix and match and build into that perfect wardrobe.www.sewwardrobe.co.uk

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If you are unable to attend a class in person, Alison also teaches workshops on Craftsy, so why not buy a class to watch at home and learn at your own pace. Or alternatively buy one of Alisons best selling books The Sewing Book or Dressmaking. In 2013, Alison was awarded an MBE ‘for services to Sewing and Corsetry and the community of North West Leicestershire’.

City & Guilds 2017 - Deadline Extended

The School of Sewing is delighted to able to offer a City & Guilds qualification, 7716, Level 2 in either Fashion, Tailoring, Lingerie or Corsetry.

Unfortunately this will be the final year we are able to offer the 7716 City & Guilds qualification as Ofqual have decided to discontinue it. From 2018 we hope we will be able to offer a similar qualification, but it may be modular and at the present time we have no further details.

We only take a limited number of students per year and access onto this course is via the application form, and then you may also be asked to attend for an interview. We do, however give priority to students who have previously attended one of our workshops. Closing date for application has been extended, so please do get in touch if your interested.

The course starts in January 2017 and finishes early December 2017 with students attending a minimum of 22 sessions, which will be on Monday, all day from 10am to 4pm.

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Alison Smith

Craftsy Courses

Alison is now a tutor on Craftsy! At last you can take Alison home to advise on your dressmaking.

Discover the 8 lessons Alison has created for Craftsy.


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