My daughter and I did the pattern making course with Marlene Kuba. We have made many garments over the years. The best thing is you can copy an outfit you see in the shops. Highly recommended. - Rosanne Bright

I would like to reccommend New Zealand School of Fashion for anyone wishing to learn to sew and learn pattern making, or even just to increase your knowledge and skills. The tutor is Marlene Kuba who is such a great teacher, patient, kind and happy to re-explain details. - Anne Vorley

Even though I was an experienced sewer I have learnt so many wonderful new sewing tips and techniques, which has motivated me to try new and more challenging garments. -  Flo Davison

I joined the sewing class not even knowing how to thread a machine and one year later I can sew the most exiting things that look super! I wouldn’t miss my once a week time with Marlene & the other girls for anything – L Tinney

I can recommend these classes to anyone. Her expertise in all fields of sewing and patternmaking has made the weekly class a happy, productive, stimulating occasion. Marlene’s attention to the “finishing” of a garment ensures a professional touch for us all. - Yvonne Cook

As a beginner to sewing, I have learnt so many valuable, practical and simple sewing methods. She is an excellent teacher with yards of patients.  – Debs Shaw

Marlene is a superb teacher with a wonderful nature and lots of patients. – J Malherbe

From a pencil skirt to a fully lined jacket. Without Marlene’s help and guidance that would have been an impossible task. Hours of fun and laughter …. and hard to believe….learning! – Ciara (only 16)

I have been motivated and encouraged to sew all new and fantastic garments. I was even brave enough to make my own ball gown, which turned out terrific. Marlene is a patient and experienced teacher – I can’t think of anybody who makes sewing such fun. – Heather Smith (teenager)


New Zealand School of Fashion Belmont Baptist Church Hall
c/n Lake Rd and Westwell Rd
North Shore
+64 9 390 1090
+64 021 0512424