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  1. Party Days C50

    April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
  2. Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

    June 21 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Bra Makers Retreat C49

    July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Briefly Covered

    August 1, 2017 - November 6, 2018
  5. Modern Corset

    August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:00 pm

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April 2017

Party Days C50

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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Party Days

Party Days If you are celebrating a special birthday, Hen party or a Corporate day out to help your employees to bond together. You may just want a day to spend with friends who are like minded.  Look no further than our party days. You can come & have a day out here at English Couture. You have a choice of what you would like to make, For beginners Knickers A line Skirt Camisole Boxer Shorts   For more experienced…

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June 2017

Speed Tailored Jacket. Four Day Workshop

June 21 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£356

When you have that perfectly fitting pattern, join me & make a beautiful fully lined speed tailored jacket. This method of tailoring enables you to make a crisp manufactured jacket. Using the latest interfacings available no pad stitching and very little hand sewing. You provide a plain fabric (there is no time for matching checks or stripes on the course) suitable for speed tailoring. Matching lining cotton and buttons, & basic body interfacings. I’ll provide all the rest of the…

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July 2017

Bra Makers Retreat C49

July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267

The bra makers retreat is aimed at ladies who have done our two basic bra making courses, (Bra Making & Advanced Bra Making). Maybe the fit of the pattern is not quite right, & you don’t know what to do or you never have time to sew your own bras. This is the course for you. We will perfect the fit of your bra & then make up as many bras as you can.  Bring your own fabrics & trimmings…

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August 2017

Briefly Covered

August 1, 2017 - November 6, 2018
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Briefly Covered is a one day course to make a personalised pattern for your own knickers, whether you are a fan of big knickers a la Bridget Jones, the skimpiest of thongs or anything in-between. This course will give you the inspiration for the most comfortable pair of knickers you have ever worn. The morning will be spent drafting a pattern in your size & design & the afternoon will be taken up with making the knickers. All techniques will…

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Modern Corset

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£178

Modern Corset, this figure changing garment can reduce your waist size by two to four inches & give good bust support. This two day course with Michelle will enable you to make your own corset. A modern approach with the design features of the popular Victorian corset. Some of the techniques you will learn include how to insert a busk front closure, steel boning & lacing at the back. You will need to bring with you 1mtr of your chosen…

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Sample Collection I – Perfect Shirts

August 22
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89
Sample Collection I - Perfect Shirts

Sample Collection I - Perfect Shirts is a one day course giving lots of tips and techniques used in every day shirts, dresses and blouses. You will start the day by constructing a mitred sleeve placket, it only takes minutes. Next comes the construction of collars and cuffs from light weight silk and polyesters to the most professional tailored two-piece collar and band. Tips will include superb corners, mitred points, cross graining collar canvasses and contouring shirt stands on the…

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Make Your Own

August 24, 2017 - October 21, 2018
Syston, 18 The Green
Syston, Leicester, LE7 1HQ
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£89

Make Your Own. Do you want to make an outfit for a special occasion? Are you struggling with fitting? Then come & join us for one or more days on our Make Your Own course to sew your own projects. You will work at your own pace. Bring along your material & pattern & make it up with Michelle there to help you through the difficult bits. It can be any garment/s you choose from tailoring to special occasion wear.…

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Couture Boned Bodice

August 30
Leicester Map, Syston
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

The Couture Boned Bodice is an exceptional one day workshop, especially for those who are about to plan for a special gown. Although the concept of couture engineering is an eye opening experience for anyone with purely an interest in fashion, the couturiers or dressmaking. Using this special formula you can create the most wonderful Boned Bodice suitable for all fabrics from rich velvets to the finest of silks. Eliminate the problems of wrinkling, less than perfect joints, painful boning…

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Skirts, Bustles & Bows

August 31
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Skirts, Bustles & Bows. This day contains a full collection of dress variations with couture techniques for creating individual designs for that special occasion. A selection of skirt styles will be made by all including richly pleated trains with their correct interlining, full gathered skirts, plus interlining. Also tips for quick, even gathering and triple cord gathering for rich fabrics. Over and under bustling trains for the evening. False hems, padded and weighted hems, horsehair braid, lining and adding separate…

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September 2017

Fit to Finish with a Fit to Flatter Attitude.

September 5 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267
fit to finish

Fit to finish solves the problem of How, Why and Where do I fit? This is a question I have been asked time and time again. You have read the books, seen the patterns and tried various fitting programmes, but to no avail. Why is fitting such a great problem and yet it is one of the most essential ingredients to achieving a totally professional finish to hand made clothes. I believe I have the answer!! From this workshop you…

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