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The School of Sewing was the first independant sewing school on the UK, established in 1992, by Alison Smith MBE.  Alison specialises in teaching fit, tailoring, couture and corsetry as well as general dressmaking techniques. Most classes are of a one to three day duration, concentrating on a particular subject.  Alison also owns Fabulous Fabric, and the School of Sewing is located over the shop. 

Alison is also the author of the best selling The Sewing Book and Dressmaking. She was awarded an MBE in 2013 for her services to sewing and corsetry. 

Launching 2015 is SEW WARDROBE - Alison's range of contemporary dressmaking patterns 



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