Barry Rogers has enjoyed being in the textile industry since 1983 after being inspired from studying bespoke tailoring with Audrey Cousins. Since then, he has worked alongside bespoke tailors, fashion designers and bridal specialists, including environments such as workrooms, cutting rooms and factories, in addition to studying at a variety of establishments including the London College of Fashion. He now has his own successful business, established in 1992, offering a fitting and alterations service for personal clients and local businesses alike. Barry has also manufactured bridalwear of his own designs for a high street specialist, for which he uses both traditional and modern methods. For the past fourteen years, he has developed this interest to include embroidery and beading to enhance his work.
Barry Rogers School of Sewing is based in Southampton, Hampshire. We teach many topics and provide short courses and workshops for small groups at our spacious studio. Subjects available include Dressmaking, Corsetry, Lingerie, Millinery, Tailoring, Pattern Cutting, Crafts and Other Essentials.