Learn how to use couture sewing techniques and create your own W.O.W!
Hi, my name is Maaike Andriessen and I am a passionate dressmaker and founder of The Dressmakers Academy.
25 years ago, I took my first sewing lesson in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a lifelong passion was born! My first job as a dressmaker was at a bridal Couture House where my love for beautiful fabrics and couture sewing techniques was ignited. Since then, I have worked at many bridal houses, ran my own workshop and worked for many private and commercial clients.
One of the highlights so far in my career was working on a gown for our beautiful Dutch Queen Maxima. To share my knowledge, I founded The Dressmakers Academy in 2018. Based at an ancient tower in the lovely city of Edam, I teach on- and offline sewing courses and sewing retreats. I am also currently working on my first book on the French Couture Jacket sewing techniques.
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Enhance your sewing skills with our online couture sewing courses
Couture Sewing Retreat
Learn how to make your own French Couture Jacket in one week
Free 5 days Couture Sewing Masterclass
In this 5 days Masterclass you will learn how to use couture sewing techniques to enhance your sewing work. You will find out these techniques are not as difficult as you think and quite easy to apply! Every day a new lesson will be send to your inbox for FREE!
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