Wendy Ward

Dressmaking Sewing & Pattern Cutting teacher

Based in
Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Wendy Ward | Dressmaking Sewing & Pattern Cutting teacher

Rates: *** SEE www.miyworkshop.co.uk FOR UP TO DATE INFO ON CLASSES & PRICES!!! ****

Make an enquiry Phone: 01273 693451

Wendy has been teaching dressmaking, pattern cutting and textiles at various colleges and adult education centres in and around Brighton and Hove since 2007. Although she still teaches for the Friends Centre in Brighton, in 2010 she decided to start teaching her own independent classes. She has a degree in Fashion Design, an MA in Design and is a fully qualified teacher.

Before teaching, I worked as a designer and product developer in the fashion industry for 7 years.

I write a regular column for Love Sewing magazine and my first sewing book was published in 2014: “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” a hands-on dressmaking book for adults containing 6 projects, 14 key dressmaking techniques and full-size pull-out patterns. My second dressmaking book for adults “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts” with 24 skirt patterns covering 10 sizes was published by Cico in November 2016.


Lecturer - Portslade Community College

Sep 2008 - Jul 2010

Lecturer - Friends Centre, Brighton

Sep 2008

Lecturer - City College, Brighton & Hove

Sep 2007 - Jan 2011

Design & Product Development Manager (Gossypium)

Mar 2001 - Jan 2005

Boyswear Designer (Matalan)

Aug 2000 - Mar 2001

Assistant Girlswear Designer (M&S supplier)

Jun 1998 - Jul 1999

Educational history

PGCE Design & Technology - Textiles

September, 2006 - June, 2007
University of Roehampton

MA Design by Independent Project

September, 2002 - September, 2004
University of Brighton

BA (hons) Fashion Design & Technology

September, 1996 - June, 2000
Manchester Metropolitan University


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Classes must be paid for in full in advance to secure your place due to the small class sizes.

Make an enquiry Phone: 01273 693451

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