Tailoring Courses

I’m doing lots of Tailoring courses in the next few weeks. It’s a great time of the year to doing tailoring as the weather is not great for going out & working with lovely tweed or wool cloth is very warm & comforting.

I start teaching the tailoring courses with the Chanel style jacket course at the end of January. On this course you can make a jacket just for you. The classic cardigan style jacket works so well to create lots of different looks. This jacket can be worn with jeans for a casual look, with a skirt of the same fabric for a dressy occasion such as a wedding or dress it up & wear it for an evening out. I teach the techniques as used by Mlle Chanel when she first designed this jacket.  I was recently sent this picture from Elaine who was on the course the last time I did it, in the Autumn. You can vary the style of this jacket style to suit yourself.

I’m doing the two sample courses for both styles of tailoring I teach. On these courses you get the chance to make half a jacket as a sample. This gives you the chance to do all the techniques for the form of tailoring on offer, without making a full jacket. You leave the course with a three-dimensional reference manual. So, when you come to make a jacket at home you can see exactly what to do.

The Traditional Sample course starts on  3rd February. This version uses canvases, hand stitched in place, just as they do on Saville Row.

The Speed Tailoring course starts on 13th Speed Tailoring uses fusible interfacings to create a jacket. This version is the one I would go for if you have never had a go at tailoring before.

 Why not do both & see which form of tailoring you prefer.

The final tailoring course I’m doing starts on 19th February. This is the Six Day Professional tailoring course. The Six days run from 13th-16th then a break for the weekend with the 24th-26th to finish off the course. This course is for you to make a Traditionally Tailored jacket just for you. This course is not for beginners. It runs at quite a fast pace & there is a lot of hand stitching involved. I teach the method of tailoring I learnt I was working as a tailoress, with a few tweaks to the techniques to make it suitable for lady’s jackets.

Jacket made by Hanne

If you have always wanted to have a go at tailoring, then this is your chance. I love tailoring it gives me so much pleasure, and I love passing on these techniques.