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

The 2021 Summer School

Are you looking to learn how to hand tailor a bespoke jacket from A to Z (that is to say including the drafting of the cutting pattern)? We have put together a summer school do deliver this entire programme to a small group of students… Read more

Live Online Classes

Many of you have asked about online tuition – and we listened: A series of online classes, dedicated to the art of drafting of bespoke cutting patterns from scratch, is now live on Eventbrite, Based on actual body measurements, rather than using pre-fabricated blocks, the… 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

The Academy at #GNCCF2019

We are VERY proud to have been selected to show at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester from 10th to 13th October. Now in its 12th year, the exhibition is the North’s largest and most established annual celebration of contemporary craft. This is… Read more