Founder & Qualified Tutor

Gail Ames

A widely experienced and professional tailoress and dressmaker, Gail comes from a family line of tailors extending back to her Grandmother who’s family made waistcoats from their premises in New Bond Street in the 1920’s.  Starting with a City & Guilds qualification from the London College of Fashion, Gail was for many years a self-employed tailoress and dressmaker before taking a Certificate in Further and Higher Education in 2011. Having achieved Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills Status (QTLS) along with DBS Certification, Gail has worked with the Surrey Adult Learning and lectured at Farnborough College.  She now focuses her time on her growing business.  

What Gail’s peers say:  


..‘an excellent tutor and provided us with great mentoring support’,  Surrey Adult Learning


‘..a vital member of the team providing specialist skills particular to the Extended Diploma in Fashion, (Level 3)’ , Farnborough College of Technology


‘Gail is a fantastic tutor, she has over 20 years of pattern cutting knowledge and is very thorough in her teaching sessions. She offers one to one guidance as well as group teaching and enables you to learn at your own pace’ Sam, Farnborough College of Technology – Course Tutor

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