"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 Make It Workshops started 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.

Two beautiful cushions inspired by Greek holidays, and new sewing skills to boot! #kidssewingclasses #kidssewing #sewingwithkids #learntosew #sewing #dottodotstudio #applique #sewingclass #appliquecushion
These sewing superstars were so quick at making their playsuits that we
Pocket lust! 
@dizzarella has been working hard on this amazing dress for the past few weeks in #sewingclass and it
Details. Playsuit made by Jasmine (12). #learntosewineastsussex #dottodotstudio #playsuit #summersewing #sewingclassesforkids #dressmaking #dressmaker #sunglasses
Take a peek at what we
Applying a skinny piece of bias cut interfacing around the curves of my bodice to stop it from stretching out. I much prefer this to stay stitching! #makeyourownclothes #dressmaking #dressmaker #memade #wip #v2960
Perfect pockets. We
Up on the cutting table, I
What a stunner! 
@davina_dee_ looking glam, even with a wailing toddler in tow, in matching mummy and daughter dresses made in #sewingclass at #dottodotstudio. #bvsewalong  @mccallpatternuk #flowerfairyfabric #learntosew #handmade #memade #makeyourownclothes #slowfashion #dressmaking #dressmaker
Sunday night heaven. #handsewing #tapestry #hannahbass #needlepoint #handmadehome
Hedonist. #catsofinstagram #sunday #lazyday
Having 15 people round for dinner tonight, so what am I doing? Making extra cushions for the sofa of course. Must start cooking soon! #priorities #pompoms #sewing #saturdaysewing
Stunning combination in #sewingclass this morning, fuchsia pink silk satin with a monochrome wool. This jacket is going to be lush! #sewing #dressmaking #learntosew #dottodotstudio #dressmaker #makeyourownclothes #whoneedschanelanyway
Ta da! 
Six pairs of pompom shorts made in just one day, and by first timers too! 
All the fabrics were from my fave fabric shop @dittofabrics. #sewingclassesforkids #pompoms #pompom #dressmaking #learntosewineastsussex #kidssewingclasses #kidssewing #sewingclass #makeyourownclothes #learntosew #dottodotstudio
There are some amazing colour combos in today
Full house! I
Yoyo chose a very sophisticated colour combination for these pompom shorts. I want a pair! #handmade #learntosew #dottodotstudio #learntosewineastsussex #makeyourownclothes #sewingclass #dressmaking #dressmaker
Then today we made these shorts! #sewingclasses #kidssewingclasses #sewingwithkids #makeyourownclothes #learntosewineastsussex #dottodotstudio #learntosew #handmade