The Dressmaker's Portfolio Level 3 - Starts 15th September 2021 DEPOSIT


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

The most recent course has been postponed twice so to give those previously booked on and others who might like to join I have slightly changed the course to fit it into this year.  As with Level 1&2 there would usually be tutorials and workshop days included but to fit everything in I have reduced the course to just the 9 tutorial days.

This course is a chance to build a portfolio of samples that can be used to start designing & creating your handmade wardrobe.

Based on the Moulage technique which I learned from Kenneth D King in New York, you will be able to start to design your own clothes or use what you learn to 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


-       9 days of pattern cutting/design tuition

-      Basic Kit of Pattern Cutting Tools & Stationery

-      A Copy of Kenneth D King's pdf book The Moulage

-      10% off extra workshops booked 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

-      Final Exhibition/fashion show


Pattern cutting/design workshops will be on a Wednesday, 10–16.30, twice a month. there will also be two Thursdays at the beginning of the course.

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: 15th September 2021

Exhibition/Fashion Show – July 2022



Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th September

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 24rd September

Wednesday 13th October

Wednesday 10th & 24th November

Wednesday 1st & 15th December


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 attending tutorials and workshops, complete your projects by the deadline and not be afraid - it’s an adventure

 COST:     £950

                        Non-Refundable Deposit £500 when booking

                        Balance Due 1st September 2021



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Workshop Start15 Sep 2021