"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.

Next up on the cutting table, another kimono/beach coverup. This one is DEFINITELY going to have pom-poms! 
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Here are the fruits of last nights sewing session... can you tell I
Saturday night bliss. 
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I need your opinion #sewcialists !!
Should I add a mini pom Pom trim into the seam when the band goes on or should I leave it without (slightly more sophisticated). And if pom-poms then which colour? 
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After a lovely day teaching, I
#mmmay17 day 25, I
Ali has just finished this lovely printed chambray dress in sewing class, it will be perfect as an all season dress! 
Fabric from @dittofabrics 
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#mmmay17 day 24. Enjoying the glorious sunshine this evening, in my #memade linen dress and the new necklace I bought myself! 
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Beautiful co-ord outfit finished in this mornings #sewingclass. Anna had so much of this delicate printed linen left from making her skirt that I convinced her to make a matching camisole. 
Fabric from @dittofabrics 
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Hands up who
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Beautiful little dress made by @gemmajclarke in #sewingclass, the fabric is so pretty! 
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A glorious splash of intense pink adorning the windowsill above my sewing machine. Almost makes up for working on such a beautiful sunny day. 🌺❤️ #sewingspace #sundaysewing #mystudio
#mmmay day 21. Part of my pledge this year was to finish some of the projects lingering about the studio. This shirt only needed buttons! It
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#mmmay17 day 19, about to play at gig our favourite venue in Eastbourne and I
With a bit of careful #fussycutting we
Pants!