Custom Shirt Making

Welcome to our brand new custom shirt making class: staying true to our ‘no shortcuts’ ways, we will teach a small group of students the art of making classic shirts entirely to customer specification. From measurement taking to finishing touches, this is your chance to learn… Read more

Apply Now

… for your place on our 2022/23 Level 5 Diploma course: Submit your application to let us know a little more about yourself: we would like to hear about any  previous experience you may have in garment making and your aspiration for what you would like to… Read more

The 2022 Summer School

Last year we organised our first Summer School, inviting a small group of students to learn how to hand tailor a jacket from scratch, including the drafting of the individual cutting pattern – the ultimate hallmark of the true bespoke craft. We had such lovely… Read more

Applications are Open

… once again! Our previous cohort left the academy having signed employment contracts, accepted freelance offers or getting ready for the launch of a company. We are immensely proud of our graduates and will keep following their progress. Our new cohort is only a few… Read more

Keeping Everyone Safe

Getting Ready for a New Age

Practical skills delivery is face-to-face by nature and heritage tailoring skills are what our students are joining us for. That’s why the closure of our workshop facilities as a consequence of the crisis surrounding coronavirus came as a real blow. Having to rapidly re-imagine the… Read more

Case study shows dual tailoring qualification opens up progression routes for fashion and costume designers

Glyndebourne beckons for John!

Our dual qualification has just been confirmed as a pathway to a fulfilling career – the ABC Level 5 Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring opens up veritable progression routes for those with previous experience in garment making: John joined our very first cohort studying for the… Read more