Dressmaking For Fun Classes

Held at Parkswood Country House.

Weekly Classes

Wednesday 10 - 1pm
Friday 10 - 1pm
Saturday 10 - 1pm

Each lesson is 25 Euros. You pay as and when you attend, and you can choose what day you attend. The classes are small in number and you receive individual attention. The class allows you to start and complete your own project, and you will be taught the techniques of the trade. All levels of expertise and age groups are welcomed.

Other courses (depending on numbers) are held throughout the year and are as follows.


Getting to know your sewing machine

This is always a popular workshop. You will cover how to use your sewing machine to its full potential. if you have just brought a sewing machine or, just want to get more from the one you already have, this workshop is for you. I cover zips buttonholes and lots more

Perfect fitting trousers

You will be shown how to make a pattern to fit your measurements. You will be able to adapt your pattern to different shapes and styles

Fashion design

This course is for those who wish to take their ideas one step further or, interested in going into the world of fashion. You will be shown how to put your ideas down onto paper drawing, with templates

Pattern adaptation

You will be shown how to get the most out of commercial patterns. Then how to create your own ideas to achieve a more original, and professional garment.

Bags bags bags

This is a fun workshop in which you will make a bag. You can bring along fabrics of your own, to match an outfit of your own. I have a selection of free fabrics, to make various bag shapes. I also cover simple hat shapes to compliment the bags.


We will cover all aspect of achieving the perfect fitting skirt. You will be shown how to put in an invisible zip, linings, various waistbands and hem finishing’s.

Machine embroidery for beginners

This course is for those who wish to use machine embroidery for fashion garments. We will cover free machine embroidery and appliqué, as well as surface design.

Perfect fitting dress

This workshop covers all aspect of achieving a perfect fitting dress. You will be adapting a commercial pattern and be shown how to create your own design. I will also cover invisible zips and linings.

Curtains and soft furnishings

A professional curtain maker will come and teach at this one day workshop. She will cover measuring windows ,design, different headings, cushions and throws.

Christmas decoration and gifts

This class just before Christmas and is lots of fun you will get lots of ideas how to give your home a individual look for Christmas also I have lots of ideas for Christmas gifts for friends and family


These classes can be in couture dressmaking, design, pattern cutting and are tailor made to your requirements

Summer Three day workshop

This three day workshop is for couture dressmaking techniques. You will bring a project such as a coat or suit, you will be shown how to make your project using couture methods.

Best Wishes,

If you are interested in any of these classes email terrie at info@parkswood.com and I will send you the latest newsletter, giving dates and cost of coming courses .