Everyone should have a go at dressmaking as it has brought me so much pleasure during my life. Coming on my courses will enable you to turn homemade in-to handmade.


Michelle had the best dressed teddy in the area! She started her sewing life at the age of 6 years old when she used to see her Mum sewing & drove her mad by jumping on to the machine as soon as she went to do some pressing. After completing her school education she went straight in to the tailoring industry working at a Bespoke Tailors in Leicester. Whilst she was there the company won the prestigious Golden Shears award beating all the Saville Row tailors that year. Michelle has also won awards at the London College of Fashion for the apprentices version of the Golden shears award.

After 7 years she decided to go it alone & set up a very successful dressmaking business specialising in bridal wear. 19 years after starting this business she met Terry Fox who was running training courses. Michelle was taken on to work with Terry in teaching her courses. Some of which can still be done through English Couture. Michelle now creates her own courses & has been teaching for 21 years. Her Bra Making course which she devised to help her Mum get a bra to fit is one of the most popular even today. Michelle has written for magazines & has filmed her own DVD on Making Trousers.


English Couture strives to get quality products at the most competitive prices. So Dressmakers all over the world can make the most beautiful clothes they can. Hand in hand with my courses, which are researched to the highest standards before being released for students to book on to. We try to get the best service we can for all of our customers.