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 had 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 be able 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.