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.

Alison is based in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire at the heart of the National Forest, the motorway network and close to East Midlands airport. Alison offers short one day, two day, three day and some longer workshops on all aspects of dressmaking, tailoring, couture and corsetry. City & Guilds qualifications Level 2 are also available.

2015 sees some new workshops, with the emphasis on Couture, Fit and Tailoring, as well as all the favourites. For the first time workshops dates are being released on a rolling basis so that workshops can accommodate student demand and fashion trends.

Alison will be launching Sew Wardrobe early 2015. A range of contemporary sewing patterns, designed to create the perfect wardrobe. www.sewwardrobe.co.uk

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Alison also teaches workshops on Craftsy, so if you cannot make a class, why not buy a class to watch at home or 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’

Beginners classes and craft classes are also available, and these are taught by Alison’s staff – please call 01530 416300 for details and dates.

City & Guilds 2015

Applications now open. Please click to download the application form.

Alison Smith

Credit: Kelly Wright


Couture Dressmaking Couture Finishing