Savile Row Academy: Taking a course from Andrew Ramroop

Posted by on September 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm.

On Facebook, I’m part of a private active sewing group, that keeps me inspired with the amazing creations that are shared. We have many within the group that are tailors, pattern drafters, costume designers, etc.,

Continually checking in with this group, keeps me focused by the amazing garments I see, and it inspires me to keep myself in the sewing equation. Recently, one of the members posted an online course titled, The Savile Row Coat. Savile Row is a street in London noted for it’s bespoke tailoring.

Bespoke tailoring is custom hand made outfits. This is not ready to wear or off the rack clothing. The clothing is custom designed for one person only. Several fittings are normally made in order to achieve the perfect suit.

Andrew Ramroop

Andrew Ramroop – Owner of Maurice Sedwell, Bespoke tailor

The instructor for this class is Andrew Ramroop!Ramroop is originally from Trinidad. He’s was the first black tailor on Savile Row. I think he looks a lot like Michael Stephen Steele.

Here’s some information about him

…Ramroop came to London in 1970 with a dream and a couple of homemade suits. His handiwork quickly earned him a back-room job in a tailoring shop on Savile Row. Long years of discrimination followed, he says. Less-gifted white colleagues were regularly promoted ahead of Ramroop. But his talent eventually prevailed.

Andrew Ramroop’s bespoke tailoring shop is called, Maurice Sedwell.

I must say that I’m really looking forward to taking this course. Here’s some information about the course…

  • Over 30 hours of video instruction and written tutorials, plus regular exercises to keep you on track
  • Individual feedback from Savile Row master tailor Andrew Ramroop
  • Support from a thriving network of like-minded professionals

At $2060, this course isn’t cheap but the knowledge acquired will last me a lifetime. Since my schedule is tight, an online bespoke sewing course is the closest I’ll be getting to learning from a master tailor. I’ll be taking this online course along with some of my sewing pals who love detailed sewing as much as myself.

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