"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.

How can I get up when this is happening? #caturday #catsofinstagram #ineedtogotowork
A rare moment when all my students are at the sewing machines. #sewingclass #makeyourownclothes #dressmaking #dressmaker #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex
Ta da! The two hour top strikes again! #dressmaking #dottodotstudio #learntosewineastsussex #learntosew #sewingclass #dressmaker #makeyourownclothes
Up on the cutting table tonight, more insect fabric! This time it
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#sewphotohop go to patterns. 
Cami top, cigarette pants, puff sleeve blouse and classic t-shirt, all self drafts, and the top right twist front top is a burda pattern. 
All styles I
Doors open in the studio, listening to the birds sing whilst hand sewing this bridal corset. #ilovemyjob #handsewing #dressmaking #corsetry #dressmaker
Beautiful silk bug top finished tonight in #sewingclass. I can
Using silk organza selvedge as a stay tape to control the fullness in this sleeve head. #dressmaking #dressmaker #sewingtips #sewphotohop #speedtailoring #dottodotstudio #
@parisianfloors I really want some @netaporter shoes!! #shoegame #netaporter this was one of favourite floors in Cuba last year.
#sewphotohop buttons or zips. 
Well today it has to be buttons!  These #selfcoveredbuttons are courtesy of Harlequin, and they finish off this dress a treat! #dressmaker #makeyourownclothes #memade #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe #imadethis #sugarandvice #constellationdress @fabworksmillshop @sugar_and_vice @houseofpinheiro
#flooroftheday My cousins wedding in Coseley. I bloody love a wedding! 
#weddingday #confetti #selfeet
Last minute tweak to my dress. 
Hovering over the basin in a Premier Inn bathroom because the lighting in my room isn
#sewphotohop Wishlist
@brave_fabrics @houseofpinheiro 
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#sewphotohop sewing space. 
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#sewphotohop Wardrobe.  @sewoveritlondon @houseofpinheiro 
Wardrobe or floordrobe? 
Not sure why but this feels like confession! 
I have WAY too many clothes, they are all over the place in my house, the ones that are put away are really tidy, organised by colour and weight etc. but there is always a pile on the floor too which won