• Course Name: Dress Making
  • Day/Time: Monday 5.30pm-7.30pm or 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Co-ordinator: Martina Garner
  • Please Note: There are two different classes available. Select the class (Time of class) you wish to attend before the payment process.


Unleash your creativity and master the art of dressmaking in our captivating dressmaking class. Dive into the world of fashion design as our skilled instructor guides you through the process of creating stunning garments from scratch. In this hands-on class, you will learn essential sewing techniques, pattern drafting, fabric selection, and garment construction. From measuring and cutting fabric to stitching and finishing touches, you will acquire the skills needed to bring your unique dress designs to life. Whether you're a novice or have some sewing experience, our dressmaking class welcomes all skill levels.

Experience the satisfaction of seeing your creations come to life and develop a valuable skill that can be applied to future sewing projects. Unlock your potential in the world of fashion and join our dressmaking class to embark on a creative journey that will leave you with beautiful, handmade garments and a newfound passion for sewing. Students will need to supply some of their own materials.

List of Materials Required for the Course

Pattern - if you are a beginner choose a simple pattern .. loads online.

Fabric - if you are a beginner don’t go for a project with stretch fabric or silk chiffon, it will break your heart and you will never come back.

Notions - as per your pattern – interfacing, zip etc.


Thread to match fabric and a contrast, Colour for tacking,

Tailor's chalk,

Measuring tape,


Straight pins,

Decent fabric scissors,

Cheap paper scissors,

Small selection of needles.

Suggested suppliers:

WM Trimmings ballymount - fabric and notions (no patterns). Fabric counter Brunswick St (everything ). Cloth Dublin - Westbury Mall (everything). Texture Monkstown (fabric). Roisin cross silks stepaside - high-end fabric (expensive but beautiful). Hickeys Carrickmines - haberdashery only but they do interfacing and some cottons

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