"I initially went to Becky for some alterations and ended up joining her evening class. It’s a great way to spend an evening. Her expert guidance helps you achieve making garments you never thought you could make. Becky’s enthusiasm is contagious! I now want to try making something more ambitious."

Paula Geear, Heathfield

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Becky Drinan

About Becky

As a child I used to watch my Mum at her sewing machine, creating wonderful clothes for my brother and I from jumble sale bargains. At seven, I had my own hand – powered Singer and became initiated into the world of dressmakers when I sewed through my own finger, ouch!! But this would not put me off and over 20 years later, I still sew everyday.

After studying Costume at Wimbledon School of Art, I worked in film and theatre as a costume maker, then started my own Bespoke Bridal and Occasionwear business.

I started teaching classes in 2009 after noticing that sewing (especially dressmaking) seemed to be a dying art, yet more and more people wanted to learn this brilliant skill.

Three pairs of pompon shorts and a neon skater skirt, I
Woo hoo! 
Another successful day of sewing, the girls have been making skater skirts and pompom shorts. 
#sewing #summersewing #dressmaker #dressmaking #kidssewingclasses #kidssewing #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #lovesewing #instasew #summersewingclasses #pompomshorts
Double piping porn. 
#sewing #sewyourown #sewingclass #dressmaker #dressmaking #makeyourownclothes #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #piping #doublepiping #instasew #dottodotstudio
The most beautifully sewn child
Beautiful work from these three today. #kidssewing #kidssewingclasses #sewing #sewingclass #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #dottodotstudio #instasew #appliqué #summerschool #sewingwithkids
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All of the florals! 
Trying to cheer up a gloomy day with some of my favourites, #memade silk kimono, rtw silk cami and my newly made Chataigne scallop hem shorts (you
Another dress from the depths of my wardrobe, the #washidress made in a figured silk crepe. 
#memade #memadeeveryday #makeyourownclothes #imadethis #imakemyclothes #dressmaker #dressmaking #imakemyownclothes #instasew #wearunique
Is the flower crown too much for work?
🌼🌺🌸 I
Heading out to a gig tonight in an entirely #memade outfit. 
#chataigneshorts #planetoftheapes #makeyourownclothes #imadethis #imakemyclothes #imakemyownclothes #dressmaker #wearunique #madetomeasure
I made this dress to wear at my cousin
Here are two of my students looking fabulous in their #memade dresses, and unintentionally colour coordinated too. #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #makeyourownclothes #dressmaking #dressmaker #sewingclass #sewingclasses #dottodotstudio #dittofabrics #wearunique #instasew #madetomeasure #handmade
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I was all set for a rainy day today in my #memade brella jumpsuit and @sugar_and_vice rain cloud necklace. 
#memadeeveryday #imakemyclothes #imakemyownclothes #imadethis #instasew #dressmaker #dressmaking #wearunique #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #mystyle
Goodbye Barcelona! I will be back. 
#girlsweekend #dressmakerabroad #barcelona #feelinginspired
Floor of the day. 
#ihavethisthingwithfloors #floorsofbarcelona
Sun. Sea. Sand. Sangria. 
And a #memade silk kimono on the beach. I