Diploma - Fashion and Tailoring for the Complete Wardrobe

Fully booked

The Diploma consists of 5 units, spread over the period of 12 months. Each unit must be taken and assessed.

The course will commence in January 2018 and completion will be December 2018. Students will be expected to attend fortnightly on Fridays and the occasional Saturday, but this depends on bank holidays etc. The fortnightly taught sessions will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm. You will also be expected to work at home on your own, between taught sessions

Acceptance onto the course is via the application form and possible interview, priority is given to existing sewing school students.

You should also have the following skills and experience:

  • Students must be able to understand fit and have a basic knowledge of pattern adjustment.
  • Students must be able to use an intermediate level of construction techniques and finishing, including:
  • Understand what a grainline is and how to use it
  • Understand what a notch is and how to use them
  • Know what a layplan is and understand how to cut on fold
  • Be able to thread up and use a sewing machine
  • Be able to construct garments to a good standard, including sewing darts and setting sleeves and collars


The aim of the Diploma is to enable the student to produce a range of garments that mix and match to create a complete wardrobe of clothes. A capsule ´me made´ wardrobe. To give students the confidence to create their own fashion style.


The cost of the diploma for 2018 will be £3600.00.

A non refundable deposit of £600 will be due on acceptance onto the course and the balance will be paid via 12 x £250.00 monthly instalments. If for any reason you fail to complete the course or dropout, the full fees as stated are still liable.

For full details, dates and booking information please dow nload our Diploma Fashion and Tailoring for the Complete Wardrobe brochure, or alternatively contact us on 01530 416300 or email alison@schoolofsewing.co.uk.

Please note the diploma for 2018 is now full booked.


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