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Mallow College of Design and Tailoring

161 West End, Mallow, Cork, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: P51 D6DC

Mallow College of Design and Tailoring runs intensive courses in Fashion Design, Dressmaking, and Pattern Drafting.

At Mallow College of Design and Tailoring, each student gets individual attention from fully qualified staff. The college was founded by Mary Cashman in 1988. All courses are taught by highly experienced tutors who have worked in the fashion industry for many years. The aim of our courses is to educate and train students in a wide variety of fashion skills. Experience is gained in all aspects of fashion design and production techniques.

Mallow College of Design and Tailoring is situated in the rural town of Mallow in North Cork. It has easy access by road and rail. The facilities and equipment available to the students provides an excellent training environment. The success of the college is based on its excellent courses and examination results and the quality of employment achieved by its students.

Other than a keen interest in fashion and willingness to learn, there are no other pre-requisites to attend the courses. The college aims to cater for students with a range of backgrounds and goals. Student backgrounds range from those who have never sat at a sewing machine before to those who already have experience in pattern drafting and sewing. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace throughout the course and tutors will adapt the content to suit their needs.


Garment Assembly.Practical sewing skills using sewing machine.

Dressmaking course (Mallow)

Garment Assembly.Practical sewing skills using sewing machine.

Fashion and Design

This Fashion and Design part-time course is delivered by Mallow College of Design and Tailoring in Cork. Creative Art and Design, Pattern Drafting and Garment Assembly.  Subjects covered within this three year part-time course include:  Art & Design Design Development Exploring Trends and Colours Experimentation with Fabrics Pattern Cutting Toile Making of Design Garment Assembly…

Fashion Design

Overview This is a 3 year part-time course. Content Covered Fashion Design, Dressmaking, Pattern Cutting, Draping, History of Fashion, Principles of Fabrics, Tailoring, Foundation Course in Art. Course Times The Fashion Design course runs for 3 years. There are 3 terms per year. Students have the option of attending the course: One day per week…

Pattern Drafting

Making garment patterns.


Mallow College of Design and Tailoring
161 West End
Mallow, Cork
Republic of Ireland
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