"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.

#miymarch17 Lounge. Since I don
#miymarch17 Mansew. 
I very much enjoy sewing for the menfolk in my life. I made this set of boxers for my brother for Christmas. #comoxtrunks #dressmaker #dressmaking #sewing #imakemyclothes #makeyourownclothes #makehisclothestoo
Big decisions. 
These buttons all look so gorgeous I think Karen is going to go multicoloured. Stunning bird print from @dittofabrics buttons in stock in the studio. #dressmaker #dressmaking #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #dottodotstudio #makeyourown #makeyourownclothes #sewing #sewingclass
#ootd Studs, lace and sushi. 
#vintage #wearvintage #mystyle #vintagetwist
#miymarch17 Sleep. 
What could be better than silk pyjamas? 
I had intended to make this piece of fabric into a maxi dress but the pattern repeat was a bit too much and it might look like I
Just sewing myself a glass of prosecco. #freehandmachineembroidery #sewing #freemotionsewing #embroidery #illustration
I am totally in love with this fabric! @dawniec77 is making a wash bag for a weekend break. I want one too! #memadeeveryday #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #dottodotstudio #makeyourown #sewing #instasew #sewingclass
#miymarch17 Winter. This is the most wintery thing I
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Up on the cutting table today, my Sunday sewing students are all making dresses. Maisie is making this adorable pineapple print into a retro sundress. #sundaysewing #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #makeyourownclothes #dottodotstudio #dressmaking #dressmaker #vogue9100
Super coordinated today with my #memade silver lurex t-shirt, silver shoes and extra silver legs. 
#ootd #memadeeveryday #imakemyownclothes #imakemyclothes #dressmaker
So many of my students are making the @tillybuttons #cleodungarees dress at the moment! I love this indigo denim version the Rhiannon has just finished, so cute! #learntosew #learntosewineastsussex #dottodotstudio #dungareedress #makeyourownclothes #handmade
#miymarch17
#dressmakers52 tonight I
Coming along. It
Indulging in a little #selfishsewing today (I
Not sure it would have passed Rowan
Work in progress at today