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Dressmaking 6 weeks – evening class – Vanessa Borrell

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




​Vanessa has worked in the sewing and fashion industry for ten years in a variety of roles and locations. She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles Design from the University of Portsmouth and stayed on at the university after graduating as the patterncutting and garment construction technician, alongside which she ran classes teaching sewing machine and dressmaking skills at Adult Education centres and sewing shops.

She later worked for Johnstons of Elgin.

While in London she worked as a seamstress for a designer dress hire company, repairing and altering their extensive collection of designer evening and occasion wear, working with a vast range of materials and styles.

Comments received from a student “She is absolutely amazing. There isn’t anything she doesn’t know and she explains and demonstrates techniques clearly and simply. She has a lovely manner and is always ready to help and guide us. I am no longer afraid of my overlocker!”.


September 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm