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About Us

The National Tailoring Academy is about the heritage of tailoring in Ireland and the future of tailoring skills and tailoring education in Ireland.

The National Tailoring Academy is spread across three floors in a newly renovated building in the heart of Dublin city centre close to local amenities, shopping and transport.

Following an insatiable demand from graduates for work placements, a feasibility study was commissioned and the result is a one-year postgraduate Diploma in Bespoke Fashion Tailoring.

Modern tailoring is a fusion of traditional hand skills and modern machinery so Master Tailors deliver the education while there has also been substantial investment in state of the art modern machinery. Our workrooms are designed to facilitate learning in both ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring skills.

Our main sewing floor is designed around the best practice industry standards, allowing students to learn garment construction in a professional environment.Large workspaces and low class numbers allows us to work comfortably at maximum efficiency with one-on-one guidance and individual attention from our Master Tailors to all of our students.

We use top of the range sewing and pressing equipment to allow students to learn about, and produce clothing to the highest standard finish.

Our diploma also includes a business fundamentals module-preparing students for working in the garment industry. And with a substantial investment in machinery and equipment allows students to learn in a professional environment and gain skills to enhance in their career prospects.

Alongside technical skills, our students learn traditional hand sewing techniques; advance pattern cutting and business skills through our yearlong accredited CPD/Postgraduate Diploma in men’s wear or women’s wear.

The Arthur Ryan Retail Centre at the Dublin Institute of Technology partner the National Tailoring Academy. Our full time and part time Diplomas are fully accredited along with a number of evening courses.

Our students also learn from a series of guest lectures. Irish trained Master Tailor Ronnie Johnson works with part time students and Kathryn Sargent of Savile Row joins us as external assessor.

The National Tailoring Academy is a centre of excellence in tailoring education in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. Our CPD Diploma courses for fashion design graduates and industry professionals are accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology and take place in state of the art facilities designed around international best practice.


For 2015-16 we’re making changes. Our full time CPD diploma for postgraduate students now offers the options of specialising in either mens or womenswear tailoring.