"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.

Just sewn the sleeves into my silk maxi dress and all doubts about them have vanished! 
I was worried they
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Custom makeup brush roll being made in this afternoon
I call this shade of pink
#sewphotohop holiday wardrobe. 
One of my favourite things about making my own clothes is being able to create a unique holiday wardrobe. Here
Adding totally unnecessary but really pretty bias binding to the edges of the neck facing in my dress. 
I love working with these colours! 
#dressmaker #dressmaking #imadethis #imakemyclothes #imakemyownclothes #makeyourownclothes #itsallinthedetails #instasew
A little inspiration for new cushions... I
#sewphotohop day 13: loungewear
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Holy crap! Has anyone else seen this  liberty print velvet? I want to make a floor length evening coat... and maybe a maxi dress... and also some flares... oh and maybe a luxe hoody too. #fabricporn #dressmaker #dressmaking #imakemyclothes #imakemyownclothes #makeyourownclothes #fabricstash #fabrichoardersunite
Ooh, I feels new patchwork project coming on... #patchwork #handmadehome #sewing #instasew #dressmakerdoespatchwork #jellyroll #newproject #freshstart
Beautiful work from yesterday
This can only mean one thing... @lara_sparks_embroidery is in the building. 
Today
Quilt top finished! Time to layer it up, I
One of my favourite makes from two years ago, the
Love love love! Student work in the afternoons patchwork and quilting class. 
#sewing #learntosew #lovesewing #learntosewineastsussex #dottodotstudio #instasew #patchwork #patchworkquilt
Sookie giving me tips on how to achieve the perfect eyeliner. 
#makeupadvicefromthecat