Learn pattern construction and adaptation to produce a pattern for a classic shift dress which fits you perfectly. After making a toile based on your own measurements, construct and sew a dress in your chosen fabric that has a great fit and a professional finish. Some sewing experience is essential.
After graduating in 3D design from Kingston University in 1978, Maria I worked in London as a graphic designer until 1986 when she moved to Cambridge and set up a business designing and making dresses. In 1998, after gaining a PGCE, she taught textiles and art at a secondary school in Cornwall.