Sewing & Dressmaking

Master the art of sewing and learn essential techniques to create garments, home decor items, and accessories, adding a personal touch to your creations

Tutor: Gill McBride


  • November 5th to 10th 2023
  • January 28th to February 2nd 2024
  • March 24th to 29th 2024
  • May 5th to 10th 2024
  • June 9th to 14th 2024
  • September 8th to 13th 2024
  • November 3rd to 8th 2024

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Unlock your and sewing machine’s potential and bring it along on this creative break!

Discover the art of sewing and dressmaking, a fabulous skill that everyone should experience. Our comprehensive course is designed to take your sewing abilities to new heights. Under the guidance of our skilled sewing tutor, Gill McBride, you’ll gain invaluable insights, tips, and techniques to create beautiful garments in the comfort of your own home. Gill’s expertise covers understanding sewing patterns, achieving the perfect fit, mastering sewing techniques, and much more.

Throughout the 4-day tuition, you’ll learn to create a practice garment, tailor the fit to your measurements, optimize pattern cutting, and make the most of your fabric. With a range of workshops to choose from, including dress and blouse making, trouser fitting, and jacket tailoring, you’ll have ample opportunities to refine your skills. By the end of the holiday, you’ll have produced a toile, translated your fitting adjustments to the pattern, and proudly take home a finished garment.

Our sewing and dressmaking courses cater to both beginners and experienced sewers, although the Tailoring a Jacket workshop is best suited for those with some sewing experience. Leading the course is the talented Gill McBride, an experienced seamstress and passionate educator. With over a decade of teaching expertise, Gill established a successful sewing school in Perthshire. She is the author of the acclaimed books ‘Understanding and Adjusting Sewing Patterns’ and ‘Tailoring a Jacket’. Gill’s clear and enthusiastic teaching approach has been cherished by her students for years.

Sewing machine hire can be arranged for a small fee.

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