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  1. Make Your Own

    January 14, 2019
  2. Traditional Tailoring Sample C51

    January 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Briefly Covered

    January 28, 2019
  4. Bra Making

    January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Advanced Bra Making

    January 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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January 2019

Make Your Own

January 14, 2019
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.

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Traditional Tailoring Sample C51

January 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
£178

Traditional Tailoring Sample If you can’t afford the time or expense of our full six day traditional tailoring course, then this is the course for you. Two days to make a sample half jacket using the traditional tailoring methods. We will cover everything from canvassing the jacket & fixing it with pad stitching to finishing off the jacket with pricked stitched edges & beautiful hand worked buttonholes. You will go home with a half jacket, so when you come to…

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Briefly Covered

January 28, 2019
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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Bra Making

January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89
Bra Making a sample bra

Bra Making Bra Making is not difficult if you have a general knowledge of sewing. Some people have laughed when I’ve mentioned making bras, but I always know when a lady has difficulty finding the right size. This course is for any one who can’t get a comfortable bra. 7 out of 10 ladies are probably wearing the wrong size to begin with!! I have made sample bras to try on. When we get the right size, adjustments can be…

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Advanced Bra Making

January 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Advanced Bra Making, once you have done the Bra Making course you can move on to this course. We will cover Basic fitting alterations including making the centre front sit properly & taking in the band. Then we will move on to changing the style of your bra. How to change a partial band in to a full band, lowering the centre front to make a balconette bra & cutting a power bar will be shown. We will also make…

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Fine Lingerie

January 31, 2019
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Fine Lingerie. What could be more perfect to wear under a designer outfit than expensive lingerie? Well, it can look expensive and it can certainly feel expensive, so why not create your own touch of luxury? Using the richest and finest of silks and cotton lawns you will create lace appliqué, cutting lace to any shape or form, shadow work, pin tucking, french seaming, hairline seaming, bias bound edges, shoe string straps and lingerie straps finished with the tiniest of…

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February 2019

Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

February 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267
Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel

Make the Classic Jacket as Created by Mlle. Chanel. A three day course for you to make your own personally fitted jacket in the style originally created by Mlle. Chanel. You will need to provide your own toile in the style made popular by Mlle. Chanel (ie: box shaped jacket with or without front fastenings & collar) for fitting on the first day. Once your toile has been fitted & your own alterations have been cut in to your pattern…

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Wrap or Kimono in a Day C46

February 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

Wrap or Kimono in a Day. Imagine getting out of a shower or bath & slipping into a beautiful lace trimmed satin wrap. Well here is your chance to make one. A one day course to make a luxurious satin wrap. Feel like a million dollars every time you slip into this wrap or Kimono. The Wrap or Kimono in a Day will be trimmed with a beautiful cotton lace to add luxury usually only available in the most expensive…

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Padded Bra C48

February 13, 2019
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£89

The Padded Bra is our latest Bra Making course. This time we cover making a padded bra. This is a bra using foam to make the cups. We don’t use preformed cups but create our own. This has advantages over the preformed cups as we can make a bra to your shape rather than the shape the manufacturers want you to have. The cups are made & then a fabric of your choice is sewn over the top of it…

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Extreme Pattern Drafting

February 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Leicester, 18 The Green
Syston Leicestershire, Leicestershire LE7 1HQ United Kingdom
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£267

Extreme Pattern Drafting is a different way of making patterns to fit you. No need to start with a blank piece of paper. The pattern companies have already done the boring bit for you. So we’ll take their basic block & make it up. Do all the alterations for a personal fit. Once we have this master pattern it’s time to have some fun. Designing your own patterns is a doddle when you can simply draw the pattern design straight…

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