Most seams are carried out by hand at the sewing school

Learning the ropes of a heritage craft can be tricky in a business environment. Companies are carefully guarding their trade secrets and only a fortunate few apprentice tailors may eventually be privy to this precious knowledge. At the Tailoring Academy, we have no such worries. The whole purpose of the school is to provide the fullest possible insight into the many aspects of the craft. Students are encouraged to keep asking ‘why’, to observe and to challenge, in short, to make the best of their time at the academy.

What Students Think:

“My tailoring experience was fairly minimal when I arrived at Brita’s sewing school. We started by drafting my jacket from scratch and progressed very quickly through canvassing, cutting and first fitting. The fit only required minor tweaking, which we adjusted on the draft. That left me with a perfect pattern to take away and a camera full of instructional shots. Brita emailed me the translated draft instructions, so I have a great reference for the next jacket.”

Lesley Scott, fashion blogger, Sydney  sewniptuck.com

“I recently completed the jacket tailoring course with Brita. I had been looking for a course like this for years and feel so lucky to have found Brita. She is a fantastic teacher, so enthusiastic to pass on her wonderful technical and creative tailoring skills. The course covers all aspects of crafting a jacket, from the first straight line of drafting the pattern paper, to the beautiful detailed hand stitched silk button hole. I highly recommend this course.”

Theresa Czerniak, costume maker, Dublin

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